TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Gov. Laura Kelly’s Office announced that the Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP) is open to applications from qualifying parents and guardians of Kansas students.

KEEP will provide qualifying parents and guardians with a one-time $1,000 award per child to pay for educational goods and services such as tutoring and school supplies.

KEEP was created to promote learning in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KEEP funds can be used on enrichment and educational activities, including the following:

  • ​The purchase of curriculum and educational materials, including school supplies and certain allowed technological devices
  • Camps with academic-related curricula such as music, arts, science, technology, agriculture, mathematics, and engineering
  • Tutoring
  • Language classes
  • Musical instruments and lessons

For more information on the program, click here.

The funds will not be eligible for private school tuition.

Eligibility for KEEP funds is determined by financial need, and funds will be distributed to actively enrolled K-12 Kansas students between the ages of 5-18.

Students whose household income is less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines will be eligible for KEEP funds.