2020 Quality Enhancement Grants
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Quality Enhancement Grants program supports quality improvement efforts in early learning programs serving children birth to five in the Kansas City region.
Programs in Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri enrolling at least forty percent children from lower-income families are eligible for grants of up to $100,000 per year over two years. Organizations working directly with early learning programs on quality improvement initiatives also qualify for this opportunity.
These grants will enable organizations to improve existing programs through teacher and leader development, curriculum enhancements, child screening and assessment, and capacity building.
Applications for 2020 Quality Enhancement Grants will open March 2 and are due May 4 (the application deadline has been extended due to the COVID-19 crisis) . Recipients of 2019 Quality Enhancement Grants are not eligible to apply in 2020.
To support applicants in this process, we are offering two different opportunities: an informational webinar on March 10 to discuss eligibility criteria and the application process, and by-appointment application assistance sessions the weeks of March 9 and March 16 to assist with individual application questions. All sessions are optional. To participate, please register below.
Select “Quality Enhancement Grants Application Assistance Session” and choose a date between March 9 and March 20.
Below are informational tools to help with the application process:
The following criteria will be used by the review team to evaluate each application:
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
For applicants having problems with accessing or submitting the application, please reach out to the SurveyMonkey help desk here.