Kansas Awards First Round of Grants for Family First Act Prevention Services
Yesterday, as a new federal overhaul of child welfare financing went into effect, the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) awarded $13.5 million to help carry out efforts to prevent the use of foster care in some child welfare cases.
Kansas Revokes Contracts Awarded Under Former Child Welfare Administration
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced the termination of family preservation grants that were awarded last year under the previous administration. The awarding of those grants had drawn heat from the public because one of the agencies – Florida-based Eckerd Connects – had its Florida contract come under scrutiny by the state because of issues with youth safety.