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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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Updates

14 January 2022 | Tax and budget

At a Glance - Governor’s FY 2023 Budget Proposal

On January 12, 2022, Governor Laura Kelly released her proposed FY 2023 state budget following her State of the State address. Her address highlighted the sensible budget measures during her tenure contributing to a historic revenue surplus and future investment opportunities. The budget proposes total expenditures of $22.6 billion, with $8.9 billion of that from the State General Fund (SGF). 

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.

40

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

705,000

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

103,000

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.

Early Learning

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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Health

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

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Family Supports

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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