With Kansas students back in school, Governor Laura Kelly has announced expansion of eligibility for the Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP). Eligible for qualifying parents in all 105 counties across Kansas, the one-time award of $1,000 per child can be used to cover educational goods and services, including school supplies, tutoring, music lessons, and academic camps.
In June, Governor Kelly expanded eligibility for KEEP to students with household incomes of less than 300% of federal poverty guidelines That make’s families of two earning up to $59,160 and families of three earning up to $74,580, eligible to participate in the program.
Parents can spend their student’s program funds on a variety of academic enrichment opportunities such as:
- The purchase of curriculum and educational materials, including school supplies and certain allowed technological devices
- Camps with academic-related curriculum such as music, arts, science, technology, agriculture, mathematics, and engineering
- Language classes
- Musical instruments and lessons
The funds are not eligible for private school tuition.
“I encourage all who qualify to join the other families who have applied and to take advantage of this resource,” said Governor Kelly.