Kansas Child Care Capacity Accelerator

Child Care Capacity Accelerator

Funding for construction, operations, and sustainability solutions

The Child Care Capacity Accelerator supports community-based teams—including early childhood providers and champions, employers, and economic development leaders—in their efforts to create affordable and accessible child care seats in their communities.

In a special meeting on June 23rd, the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund approved $43,593,294 in grant funding awards to 52 Kansas organizations and partnerships. In October 2023, an additional $11 million was made available from DCF through CCDF-ARPA funding for operational expenses, allowing 27 additional grant awards. These grants included 15 newly funded organizations and 12 returning grantees expanding the scope of their original grants.

Grantee Details

Summary and Funding Recommendations (PDF) | June 23, 2023

Summary and Funding Recommendations (PDF) | October 6, 2023

Capital Projects Fund Accelerator

Capital Projects Fund Accelerator

Funding for investments in community multi-purpose facilities

The Capital Projects Fund (CPF) Accelerator awarded a total of $38 million in grants across two rounds of awards to expand on the state’s efforts to create new licensed child care slots while adding space to enable work, health monitoring, and education supports. Round 1 was approved at a special meeting of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund Board on October 19, 2024 and Round 2 was approved at the Kansas Children’s Cabinet meeting on February 2, 2024.

Grantee Details

Summary and Funding Recommendations (PDF) | October 19, 2023

Summary and Funding Recommendations (PDF) | February 2, 2024

Kansas County Map with indicators of grantee locations

Grantee Map

Accelerator Grantee Resources

Check out the Community Development Tools and Training, which provides ready-to-share, community-specific data on topics ranging from poverty and employment rates to birth rate trends for every community across Kansas.

Visit the CommonApp to view your profile and submission.

Child Care Capacity Accelerator

  • Letter of Interest due February 20, 2023
  • RFP released and Kansas CommonApp portal opens March 10, 2023
  • Technical Assistance Webinars March-April 2023
  • Application deadline 5:00 p.m. CST (electronic submissions only) Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Application Review Period May 16-June 9, 2023
  • KCCTF Board Approval Late June 2023 (meeting date TBD)
  • Grantee Notification Following Cabinet Board Approval
  • Grant Year Begins approximately July 1, 2023

Capital Projects Fund Accelerator

Round 1

  • Application Deadline October 2, 2023 at 5:00 PM CST
  • Review Process October 3-13, 2023
  • Funding Approvals (KCCTF Board Meeting) Mid/Late October 2023 (final date TBD)

Round 2

  • Application Deadline December 18, 2023 at 5:00 PM CST
  • Review Process December 19-January 12, 2024
  • Funding Approvals (KCCTF Board Meeting) February 2, 2024

Community Grant Opportunity Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Innovation Community FAQs

Capital Projects Fund Accelerator FAQs (PDF)


Meeting the required criteria outlined in the RFP ensures your application will be reviewed for consideration of funding. However, satisfying the requirements outlined in the RFP does not guarantee your project will be funded. This is a competitive grant opportunity, and all application submissions are reviewed by a committee of Kansas shareholders who have expertise in economic development, community coalition building, and the early childhood system. The results of this review inform funding decisions made by the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund.

Up to 12 communities will be selected to pilot innovative strategies based on the needs of the local community and have both the interest and capacity to participate in an Innovation Cohort to document and share lessons learned with other communities.

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Submit technical assistance requests and questions.

Technical Assistance Portal