Children’s Initiatives Fund
The 1999 Kansas Legislature created the Children’s Initiatives Fund (CIF) to support programs promoting the health and welfare of Kansas children. Historically, the CIF has supported programs and services with a focus on early childhood, health, mental health, and child welfare. The CIF is funded by money from a settlement with the nation’s largest tobacco companies known as the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
Children’s Trust Fund dollars support community-based prevention programs to implement a range of strategies that assist families and individuals in preventing child abuse and neglect.
Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) programs exist in every state and were established by Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1996/2003. The purpose is to:
- Support community-based efforts to develop, operate, expand, and enhance initiatives to prevent child abuse and neglect;
- Coordinate resources and activities to support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect; and
- Foster understanding and knowledge of diverse populations effective in preventing and treating child abuse and neglect.
Early Childhood Block Grant
Kansas Early Childhood Block Grant funds are distributed to school districts, child care centers, Head Start sites, and community programs that provide preschool and research-based child development services. The grant process is driven by accountability measures with a focus on at-risk children and underserved areas.