Federal COVID 19 Funding Announced

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


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.


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


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