Kansas Child Care Capacity Accelerator Community Grant Opportunity

Available funding for construction, operations, and sustainability solutions

The Kansas Child Care Capacity Accelerator will support 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.

Child Care Capacity Accelerator Grant Resources

Applicant communities may ask questions and submit their Letter of Interest to ccaccelerator@ku.edu. To learn more about the Child Care Capacity Accelerator, watch the February Kansas Children’s Cabinet meeting. Additional guidance on this grant opportunity, including an FAQ document and information about the RFP/online application, will be shared here on this page as it becomes available.

Letter of Interest Informational Webinar Registration

February 9, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 PM CST

Letters of interest for Kansas Child Care Capacity Accelerator funding are optional but encouraged; this is an opportunity to introduce your proposed project and to participate in the feedback process that will help to achieve alignment with the current fiscal and programmatic scope of available funding. 

Letter of Interest Guidelines

Community Development Tools

Get a closer look at our tools and resources that might help you strengthen your community connections and growth.

  • Community Data Dashboard
    • This tool provides ready-to-share, community-specific data on topics ranging from poverty and employment rates to birth rate trends for every community across Kansas. Here, any zip code or county in Kansas can find charts, graphs, and other visuals to help showcase the full picture of who lives in your area and what their needs might be.
  • Point-in-Time data tool
    • Child Care Aware of Kansas’ Point-in-Time data tool provides real-time information about the type, cost, and availability of child care in your county.

The Community Engagement & Outreach Team is ready to provide technical expertise, walk you through resources and different funding opportunities available, facilitate community conversations and planning efforts, troubleshoot challenges, or just offer words of encouragement and support.

Reach out to the Community Engagement and Outreach Team to set up a call.

Key Resources

Learn more about how you can help the children in our communities by leveraging the key information and resources below.