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Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $15M Available to Connect Kansans to Digital Devices and Public Wi-Fi Governor Laura Kelly announced today that applications are open for the Advancing Digital Opportunities to Promote Technology (ADOPT) program. A total of $14.7 million in grant awards will be available to organizations addressing the challenges of broadband accessibility, affordability, and device availability. Governor Kelly Announces $28.5M for High-Speed Internet Infrastructure Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $28.5 million in grants were awarded to 12 entities through the Lasting Infrastructure and Network Connectivity (LINC) program. The LINC program provides strategic funding for crucial aspects of broadband connectivity to reduce the cost of internet service, increase availability, and improve performance. Governor Kelly Announces $5M to Expand Access to High-Speed Internet in Rural Kansas Communities Governor Laura Kelly today announced that $5 million has been awarded to eight internet service providers (ISPs) in the latest round of Broadband Acceleration Grants for 2023. The awards will be paired with an additional $6.6 million in matching funds, resulting in an investment of nearly $12 million for high-speed broadband access projects across 10 rural Kansas counties. Commerce Program Opens Employment Pathway for Justice-Involved Kansans KANSASWORKS, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, is taking significant strides to empower justice-involved individuals across the state through the Re-entry Specialized Employment Counseling & Training (ReSpECT)WORKS program. This program provides intensive case management and career navigation for eligible individuals released from the prison system in Kansas. View All


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Important COVID-19 Announcements

Executive Orders from Governor Laura Kelly

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EO No. 20-62

Extending conditional and temporary relief from certain motor carrier rules and regulations during a state of disaster emergency.

EO No. 20-61

Temporarily prohibiting certain foreclosures and evictions.

EO No. 20-60

Extending temporary relief from certain age restrictions concerning online driver’s license renewal.

EO No. 20-59

Requiring COVID-19 mitigation procedures in K-12 schools.

EO No. 20-58

Delaying the 2020-2021 K-12 school year.

EO NO. 20-57

Extending conditional and temporary relief from certain motor carrier rules and regulations during state of disaster emergency.

EO No. 20-56

Amended Licensure, Certification, and Registration for persons and Licensure of “Adult Care Homes” during state of disaster emergency.

EO No. 20-55

Amended provisions related to drivers’ license and vehicle registration and regulation during state of disaster emergency.

EO No. 20-52

Requiring masks or other face coverings in public.

EO No. 20-50

Providing temporary relief from certain unemployment insurance requirements during state of disaster emergency.


Shelter in Place Orders

With the health, safety and economic well-being of Kansas residents as her priority, Governor Kelly established a statewide “stay home” order on Saturday, March 28. The order will remain in place until May 3, 2020. Kansans are directed to stay in their residences unless performing an essential activity. Activities are essential if the purpose of the activity is one of the following:

  • Obtaining food, medicine or other household necessities
  • Performing work at a business or organization to perform an essential functional as identified in the Kansas Essential Function Framework
  • Seeking medical care
  • Caring for children, family members, pets or vulnerable persons in other locations
  • Engaging in outdoor activities, provided individuals maintain a distance of six feet from each other and abide by the 10-person limitation on gathering size
  • Gathering privately with families