KidsTLC was recently awarded a $75,000 grant from the Sarli Family Foundation to support general agency operating funds. The agency is expanding its autism services program, implementing sustainability strategies to preserve our outpatient behavioral health care program, making advancements in our trauma informed care treatment philosophy, renovating one of our residential buildings, and making significant improvements in our technology/client record keeping.

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools was recently awarded a $1,676,502 grant from Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund Early Childhood Block Grant to Project SPARK will implement services to meet the needs of at-risk early childhood children and families. Successful Partnerships to Assure Readiness for Kindergarten (Project SPARK) will support four classrooms and will provide coaching to four Head Start classrooms. These classrooms, which address waiting lists and offer more opportunities for three year old's, will be a mix of three and four year old's.

YMCA of Greater Kansas City was recently awarded a $103,853 grant from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Early Learning Collaborative to supports general program operations of six of the Y’s Early Education centers serving income eligible children ages six weeks to five years.

Genesis Promise Academy recently received a grant for $171,640 from the Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund to support the counseling services at the school. Genesis counseling services emphasize both mental and behavioral health outcomes in order to strengthen academic progress.  The support provided by Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund will fund the individual therapy, group therapy, and psycho-educational assessments provided to students.

Developing Potential, Inc. was recently awarded a $74,318 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to support the Increase Access to Services program. The Increase Access to Services program supports the medical needs of adults with developmental disabilities at DPI’s three locations in Jackson County. Funding will support the registered nurse who provides oversight, direct support, training, and education for the 115 individuals receiving onsite services at DPI. She also supports the additional 35 people participating exclusively in offsite services.

YMCA of Greater Kansas City recently received a grant for $201,482 from the Kauffman Foundation to support for 1) academic-focused, out-of-school time programming in the Center School District, 2) a Behavioral Specialist position to increase organizational capacity to manage increasingly challenging behaviors among enrolled students, and 3) Evaluation supports.

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) was recently awarded a $2,929,812 grant from Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund to create four additional preschool classrooms. Project SPARK will create four additional preschool classrooms.  Two of these classrooms will be on KCKPS property and two will be on community sites. ...

Jennings School District was recently awarded a $110,800 grant from Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide services that ensure homeless students have equal access to education without barriers, academic supports which lead to academic achievement, removal of enrollment obstacles, and services and supports that address mind, body, and spirit.

Genesis School was recently awarded a $158,100 grant from the Jackson County Mental Health Fund to support the Counseling Program. The Counseling Program will provide mental health services to 220 children ages 5-14 who are current students at the school.  The proposed mental health services include individual therapy, group therapy, and psycho-educational groups.