Governor Laura Kelly today announced a new set of Family First Prevention grants totaling nearly $20 million. The grants will create and grow programs designed to keep families together and prevent children from entering the foster care system. The new grants:

Expand the number of providers from 11 to 14
Expand statewide an intensive mental health program called Multisystemic Therapy
Fund new substance use disorder services
Fund new parent-skill building partners
Include new primary prevention programs, including a partnership with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department