TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced on Wednesday that 10 Kansas communities are receiving grants to assist with the creation of Family Resource Centers. These funds, granted by the Kansas Department for Children and Families, are part of its ongoing efforts to decrease the need for families to have formal contact with the agency.
Included is $208,300 for the Dodge City-based Kansas Family Advisory Network which covers Barton, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Gray, Greeley, Harvey, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Meade, Pawnee, Reno, Rice, Seward and Stafford counties.
“The centers receiving these grants serve as community hubs with the sole purpose of supporting families in their own neighborhoods,” Governor Kelly said. “Providing easier access to programs and services, including job skills training, early childhood programs, and nutritional services, sets Kansas families up for success.”