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The Governor’s Kansas Complete Count Committee has been working hard to get the word out statewide about the importance of the Census.  They’ve done well:  Kansas is ranked #13 among the states with a census return rate of 67.4.  But we have several larger counties that have low return rates--Finney, Ford, Seward—as well as a number of smaller rural counties that also stand to lose significantly if their residents aren’t counted.  You can explore the map here:  https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html

The 2020 Census is critically important to the future of Kansas and its communities.  Census data will determine the apportionment of billions of dollars in federal funding over the next decade to support everything from school lunches to highways to public safety.  And the amount of federal grant funds the KGGP receives to distribute to local communities.  Bottom line:  please think about what you can do to help get Kansas Census numbers up over the next 45 days. 

Thank you for your assistance in this important project. 


ICYMI: Governor Laura Kelly Op-ed – Commission on Racial Equity and Justice

Key Quote: “That’s why I am announcing that I am convening a diverse and qualified group of Kansas stakeholders, including members of law enforcement and advocacy groups, to form the Commission on Racial Equity and Justice. Its purpose is to develop and recommend policy actions my administration can take to create meaningful and lasting change.”

 Governor Laura Kelly: Commission on Racial Equity and Justice

The Community Voice
Governor Laura Kelly
June 24, 2020

Last month, millions of Americans saw video footage of a Minneapolis police officer with his knee on the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes, killing Mr. Floyd. Black men and women being killed at the hands of law enforcement is not new. In March, Breonna Taylor, was killed in her own home by Louisville police officers. But now, cell phones and body cameras have forced many who have never faced discrimination, threats, or violence from the police, to reckon with the fact that our system has failed many of our communities.

Floyd’s death, Taylor’s, and others, like Ahmaud Arbery, moved millions, not just in America, but around the world to demand their leaders make fundamental changes to how police interact with communities that have been empowered to protect.

Racial inequality and injustice have been part of our nation’s history from the beginning. People of color -- especially our Black and brown communities -- have encountered barriers to employment, to educational opportunities, to health care, and to housing.

The recent protests over police brutality and institutional racism are part of a long tradition used by Civil Rights activists to compel our country’s leaders to address racial inequality. Americans have once again stood up and raised their voices demanding reform, accountability, transparency, and their constitutionally-guaranteed rights for all. As elected leaders we must listen, we must learn, we must act.

As Governor, I am committed to ensuring this latest tragedy does not fade into the next news cycle. Communities of color do not have the luxury of time for leaders to ignore these issues any longer. Systemic racism within law enforcement must end.

That’s why I am announcing that I am convening a diverse and qualified group of Kansas stakeholders, including members of law enforcement and advocacy groups, to form the Commission on Racial Equity and Justice. Its purpose is to develop and recommend policy actions my administration can take to create meaningful and lasting change.

COVID-19 has brought innumerable challenges to Kansas and our country, but it has also provided an opportunity to awaken many to inequities that exist at every level our society. We must seize this moment to engage Kansans, to root out the causes, and to make definitive change.

How we move forward will depend upon the willingness of people on both sides of the aisle and of every creed and color to find common ground. Change occurs when we allow ourselves to put our differences aside, work through our shared values to have honest conversations and create real solutions.

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News Release

 

For Immediate Release:
July 14, 2020

Contact:
Lauren Fitzgerald, Press Secretary
lauren.fitzgerald@ks.gov

Governor Kelly Announces More Than $6 Million in Federal Funding to Respond to Coronavirus

Funding targets state, local jurisdictions, and domestic violence support and prevention

TOPEKA— Governor Laura Kelly announced $6,202,603 in grant awards to state and local jurisdictions in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus, as well as funds to support families impacted by domestic violence.

“My administration continues to work to ensure Kansans and the communities impacted by COVID-19 have the resources they need to fight the spread of the virus” Governor Laura Kelly said. “These grants are thorough and purposeful examples of how we can direct funds across the state, especially to some of our possibly overlooked areas in need. We know domestic violence is an issue that has been amplified by the pandemic, and this funding will provide support services to those who need them the most.”

The grant awards for the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Federal Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funds to state and local jurisdictions in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus. Allowable purchases include overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses (particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas), and addressing the medical needs of incarcerated inmates.

The CESF Program is authorized by Division B of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES), Act Pub. L. No. 116136 (Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations) and is supplemental to the $1.25 billion Kansas received through the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) authorized by the same legislation.  

Only the State Administrating Agency (Kansas Governor’s Office) that applied under the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 State and Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is eligible to apply for the state allocation of CESF funding.

A total of $5,912,074 was awarded to 30 state and local agencies.

 

CESF Grant Awards

County

Organization Name

Grant Award

Barton

Barton County

$102,356

Bourbon

Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office

$113,454

Bourbon

City of Fort Scott

$12,201

Cherokee

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

$52,175

Coffey

City of LeRoy

$14,094

Coffey

Coffey County Sheriff’s Office

$46,075

Crawford

Crawford County Sheriff’s Office

$16,268

Ellsworth

Ellsworth Police Department

$32,960

Finney

City of Garden City

$22,200

Ford

City of Dodge City

$20,000

Franklin

Ottawa Police Department

$168,051

Harper

City of Attica

$7,500

Harvey

City of Newton

$32,480

Jackson

Jackson County

$52,928

Marion

Marion County Emergency Management

$36,300

McPherson

City of Inman

$1,900

Miami

Miami County Sheriff’s Office

$57,959

Montgomery

City of Independence

$35,842

Montgomery

Coffeyville Police Department

$61,655

Neosho

Neosho County Sheriff’s Office

$46,632

Pottawatomie

Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office

$14,266

Pratt

Pratt Police Department

$20,851

Reno

Reno County Health Department

$19,348

Sedgwick

City of Kechi

$60,848

Sedgwick

City of Valley Center

$43,891

Shawnee

Kansas Bureau of Investigation

$520,000

Shawnee

Kansas Department of Corrections

$1,700,000

Shawnee

Kansas Highway Patrol

$975,000

Shawnee

Kansas Judicial Branch

$1,600,000

Wilson

Wilson County

$24,840

 

TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED:

$5,912,074

 

The grant awards for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Program’s Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, P.L. 116-136 are used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency by supporting families impacted by family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence.

This supplemental funding addresses the evolving needs of domestic violence survivors and local domestic violence programs throughout the state to ensure the continuity of shelter and supportive services. 

Funds will be used for overtime and hazard pay for staff, supplies needed for COVID-19 response, equipment and software to assist in carrying out remote services, and direct victim assistance.  Funding may also be used to purchase supplies for the safety of staff and operate shelters and programs during this public health emergency.

Grant funds were distributed to current Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) subgrantees based on incorporating an equally distributed base amount, population of service area, and the number of COVID-19 positive cases as of the date the solicitation was released.

A total of $290,529 was awarded to 19 agencies.

 

FVPSA-CARES ACT Grant Awards

County

Organization Name

Grant Award

Allen

Hope Unlimited

$7,174

Barton

Family Crisis Center

$8,217

Butler

Family Life Center

$8,286

Crawford

Safehouse Crisis Center

$10,492

Douglas

The Willow Domestic Violence Center

$11,356

Ellis

Options: Domestic & Sexual Violence Services

$8,938

Finney

Family Crisis Services

$27,241

Ford

Crisis Center of Dodge City

$31,150

Harvey

Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force

$8,550

Johnson

SAFEHOME

$25,783

Leavenworth

Alliance Against Family Violence

$17,723

Lyon

SOS

$12,579

Reno

BrightHouse

$8,859

Riley

Crisis Center

$11,458

Saline

Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas

$9,619

Sedgwick

Catholic Charities, Harbor House

$14,359

Sedgwick

Wichita Family Crisis Center

$15,980

Seward

Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services

$23,704

Wyandotte

Friends of Yates

$29,061

 

TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED:

$290,529

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KAVA

Please note, the September 2020 KAVA will be a fully online course.  Applications for the September 2020 KAVA have closed, but applications are accepted year-round for the next year’s KAVA.  2021 dates will be released later this year. 

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