TFI Receives SPARK Grant For Foster Care Service in Bourbon County

TFI, a foster care and child welfare service,  received $50,000 in SPARK funds in Bourbon County for more technology and personal protective equipment in the pandemic.

The Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Taskforce is charged with leading Kansas forward in recovery from the far-reaching effects of COVID-19, with the statewide distribution of the U.S. Coronavirus Relief Fund.

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Employees of TFI, Fort Scott in February 2020.


TFI serves approximately 80 children in Bourbon County, according to information provided by Taylor Forest, marketing specialist.

The SPARK funding TFI received will help serve children in foster care in Bourbon County who have been impacted by COVID-19,” Forest said. “This funding has been used to purchase technology to allow for more remote work, and more telehealth visits when possible, minimizing face-to-face contact. Another way we are using the funds is to purchase PPE for children, families and staff.

They received the funding on Oct. 15, 2020.

Children in foster care experience difficulties on a daily basis, and COVID-19 has added even more challenges” she said. “We’re incredibly grateful for the program and are thrilled that Kansas’ most vulnerable population can have some of their needs met through these unprecedented times!”

The TFI Fort Scott office is located at 710 W. 8th Street, Suite 203, FORT SCOTT KS 66701



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