Kansas Education Enrichment Program Fully Distributes Funds

By Trish Svoboda

Today, February 5th, Governor Laura Kelly announced in a release that the Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP) has distributed all available funds, and new applications are no longer being accepted. However, the program will continue to accept claims submissions, as beneficiaries have up to one year after receiving their award to utilize the funds.

Funds have been awarded to nearly 50,000 Kansas students across all 105 counties in the state.

“KEEP has been instrumental in providing access to materials and programs that strengthen academic success for Kansas children,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “By investing in our students now, we are preparing for our economic future and delivering on our mission to be the best state to live, work, and raise a family.” 

Introduced in February 2023, KEEP offers qualifying parents and guardians a $1,000 award per student for educational expenses, including tutoring, school supplies, camps, and music lessons. The awards were not applicable for private school tuition.

The Kansas Office of Recovery collaborates with Merit International, Inc. to execute the KEEP initiative. Program administrators recognize the significance of fairly distributing available resources and are dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities of Kansas students.

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