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About KAC

Kansas Action for Children’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy transforms the lives of Kansas kids. The Topeka-based KAC focuses on early education, health care access, and family supports for the more than 707,000 children who call this state home. With support from individuals and private foundations, KAC has worked for more than four decades to make Kansas the best place to live, work, and raise a family.

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08 September 2022 | Tax and Budget

Looking ahead at Fiscal Year 2023

Karuva Kaseke | September 8, 2022

After a whirlwind fiscal year (FY) 2022 that resulted in a surplus of $2.8 billion, the State of Kansas’ FY 2023 budget is a bold plan designed to leverage federal funds for continued COVID-19 pandemic recovery and maintain funding for key programs and services without harmful cuts to agency budgets.  

08 September 2022
Tax and Budget

Looking ahead at Fiscal Year 2023

24 August 2022
Tax and Budget

Building a Budget for the Future

Be a Champion for Kansas Kids

Kansas Action for Children engages, educates, and activates champions for the smallest Kansans. Here’s how you can join our team and make a difference, right now and in the future.


years of KAC putting the children and families of Kansas first.


children call our state home. We owe them a bright future.


Kansas kids live in poverty. We can and must do better.

Areas of work

Every Kansas child — from birth to elementary school— should have access to high-quality early education, access to affordable health care, and support if times get tough. These investments in the early years create a rock-solid foundation for growth and development that lasts a lifetime. And through sensible budget and tax policy, Kansans support kids and families who otherwise would go without. These four areas, separate but tightly linked, are at the center of all that KAC does.


HIGH-QUALITY EARLY LEARNING is formal and informal education delivered by qualified and fairly compensated professionals in home, center, and school...

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AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE is necessary for children and adults, and untreated illness costs money and lives. We should start with...

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Economic Security

PROVEN PROGRAMS HELP FAMILIES ON THE EDGE. Programs such as the federal and state EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) and...

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Tax & Budget

SENSIBLE FISCAL POLICY MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Children can thrive when they have their basic needs met. Through our tax dollars,...

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