Celebrate National Kansas Day with These Five Grants

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series recognizing each of the 50 states by providing state-specific grants for each. These articles follow the National Day Calendar Year. The calendar began celebrating each state in the order they entered the union starting the week of Independence Day. National Kansas Day is celebrated on March 15th, and Kansas was the 34h state to join the union.

So, in honor of National California Day, GrantWatch is sharing some of its favorite grants below that are specifically for the state.

Kansas became part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase on January 29, 1861. The state is known for many things, including the inspiration behind Wizard of Oz, wheat farming, and even the birthplace of the graham cracker. However, an even more important part of Kansas’s history is its role in the landmark Supreme Court case that took place in Topeka, Kansas. Brown V The Board of Education was the first of several cases that integrated public schools in the United States.

Along with these facts about the state for National Minnesota Day, here are a few other facts you might not know.

10 Fun facts about the state of Kansas

  1. The state mammal is the American Buffalo.
  2. In addition, the official state bug is a honeybee.
  3. Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly over the Atlantic Ocean, was from Kansas.
  4. President Dwight D Eisenhower is also from the state.
  5. In addition, the state got its name from the Kansa Native Americans.
  6. Did you know that the state is also home to more than 500 caves?
  7. Additionally, the state’s Tornado Alley because of all the tornadoes it gets every year.
  8. In a year, the state grows enough wheat to bake 36 billion loaves of bread!
  9. The first Pizza Hut orginated in Kansas.
  10. Helium was also discovered there.

Five Grants for National Kansas Day

  1. Firstly, there are grants to Kansas municipal, county, and state government agencies, tribes, public schools, and public universities to create and develop publicly accessible outdoor recreational areas. Funding is to support site acquisition, site development, or a combination of both.
  2. Grants of up to $25,000 to Kansas and Missouri nonprofits in eligible areas to benefit disadvantaged residents. Funding is to improve the lives of underserved children, provide opportunities for education, and promote cultural enrichment. Funding must benefit residents of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
  3. There are also grants to Kansas nonprofit and faith-based organizations, agencies, and educational institutions for charitable projects that benefit eligible communities. Funding is for programs that focus on arts, education, community development, environment, health, beautification, human services, spirituality, recreation, youth, and technology.
  4. In addition, there is funding to Kansas nonprofits, educational institutions, faith-based organizations, and agencies in eligible counties for programs that help young children succeed in kindergarten. Requests may come from programs whose work furthers the care, education, development, health, safety and human service needs of children ages 0-6 to better prepare them to enter kindergarten.
  5. Finally, there are grants to Kansas organizations to provide activities for local children and youth in eligible counties. Projects should enhance the quality of life for young people aged 18 and under.

GrantNews Notes

Are you looking for more grants like this? GrantWatch has an entire website exclusively for grants for Kansas. Go over to Kansas.GrantWatch.com to find all the best grant listings for grants in Kansas.

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