Welcome to the weekly update from the Office of Governor Laura Kelly.

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2, 2020

Governor Kelly Announces Estimated $3.5 Million in Grants to Assist Kansas Child Care Programs, Strengthen Economy

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  • “Through the assistance and funding provided to Kansas child care providers by the Child Care Health Consultant Network, we will not only protect the health and safety of our child care workers and kids, but also ensure that centers can stay open throughout the duration of the pandemic. These grants will help ensure working parents have access to safe, healthy child care facilities and continue to strengthen our economy and keep businesses open. I want to thank Child Care Aware of Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Office of Recovery for their innovative approach to fulfilling this need.”

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WIBW

KNSS

KSAL

Governor Kelly Celebrates New Kansas Innovation Project at Grand Opening of Pitsco Idea Shop in Pittsburg

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  • “My administration is committed to supporting more projects like Block22 and the Pitsco Idea Shop that encourage entrepreneurship, develop new technologies, and recruit new industries to Pittsburg and communities across Kansas.”

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PSU Collegio

Pittsburg Morning Sun

  Governor Laura Kelly Congratulates New Elected Officials, Pledges Continued Bipartisan Leadership for Kansas

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  • “No matter which party our new Legislators, county commissioners, mayors, or other officials belong to, I look forward to working with each of them. Election results will not alter my administration’s commitment to working across the aisle to keep Kansans safe and healthy, grow our economy and keep our schools open.”  

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The Topeka Capita-Journal

KVOE

Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $1M in Grants to Reduce Recidivism, Give Incarcerated Kansans Tools Needed to Succeed

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    • “These grants are all about providing incarcerated persons with tools they need to get back on their feet so that they can be productive members of our state. Education, job skills, and mental health and substance abuse programs are the keys to reducing recidivism in our criminal justice system.”

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WIBW

 

Governor Kelly Reiterates Portion of $35 Million in Rental Assistance Still Available to Keep Kansans in Homes, Businesses

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  • “Applicants for the Kansas Eviction Prevention Program can receive a maximum of nine months of assistance, not to exceed $5,000 per household. Funds are still available. We know the need is there. I encourage eligible families and businesses to apply as soon as possible. I ask that Kansans please inform their friends, their family, and their neighbors about this program. Share on social media, send a text, or give someone a call.”  

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WIBW

The Hutchinson News

KAKE

The Wichita Eagle

KSHB

ICYMI

The Topeka Capital-Journal

KSHB

The Joplin Globe

WIBW

The Topeka Capital-Journal             

KSN

Kansas Reflector