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New Grant Opportunity Available for Early Education Providers and Support Organizations in Kansas City Applications Now Being Accepted from Local Child Care Centers and Non-Profits for Grants of Up to $500,000

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The following information was released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation:

Ten philanthropic organizations in Kansas City have come together to establish a new grant fund for providers and supporters of early education.

The Early Education Funders Collaborative will award grants up to $500,000 to eligible organizations and initiatives that serve children ages birth to 5 in the six-county metro area, either through direct services or support services for early care and education. The goal of the new fund is to increase quality and access for low-income families and children of color.

"Early childhood education is essential in preparing children ages birth through 5 for success in kindergarten and beyond," said Denise St. …

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