ICYMI: Kansas Awards More than $8 Million in Support Learning and Discovery Grants

KEY QUOTE: “Ensuring our youngest Kansans and their families have access to opportunities like those offered by Phillips Fundamental Learning Center and the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is critical to their educational development and our state’s success,” Governor Kelly said. “These grants continue our progress to help Kansas’ children learn, grow, and achieve.”

Kansas awards more than $8 million in support learning and discovery grants
Tom Joyce, The Center Square
July 11, 2023

  • The Kansas Department for Children and Families awarded $8.1 million in grants to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka and the Phillips Fundamental Learning Center in Wichita this week.
  • “At DCF [Kansas Department for Children and Families], we believe that communities bring strength through relationships and resources,” DCF Secretary Laura Howard said. “These organizations are doing just that by offering children and families opportunities to learn about the world around them in ways that best fit their abilities and needs.”
  • The Phillips Fundamental Learning Center received $7,778,250 from the grant program to pay for the staffing, operating, and construction costs necessary to build a new multipurpose facility with broadband access.
  • Additionally, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will receive $333,655. It will use the funding to replace several concrete panels negatively impacted by the settling of the building over the past 12 years. The center will replace them with a metal compost cladding system.