K.I.D.S. Matching Grant Program

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The State of Kansas wants all children to have an opportunity for a college education, including those from families who otherwise may not be able to afford it. Families from Kansas, meeting certain income requirements, are eligible to receive matching contributions.

The K.I.D.S. Matching Grant Program aids families living in Kansas with income less than 200% of the federal poverty level. Program participants also must be enrolled in the Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program. You can open a Learning Quest Education Savings Account at any amount.


Are you Eligible?

Account Owners must be Kansas residents and the total 2022 Federal Adjusted Gross Income for all members of the account owner's household must be less than the amounts listed in the chart below. Members of your household include all persons related by marriage or birth who share a residence.

Persons in Family or Household* 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income Below $29,160 $39,440 $49,720 $60,000 $70,280 $80,560 $90,840 $101,120

How to Apply

To apply for the program, check back this spring for the K.I.D.S. Matching Grant online application and complete the match-eligible contributions by December 31 for each beneficiary. If you choose to apply by mail, the application and contribution must be postmarked by December 31. Matching funds will be invested in the Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plan each January based on eligible contributions during the previous year up to $600. The grant is awarded annually, and you must reapply every year.

For More Information

Visit the Kansas State Treasurer website for program information, including status of match funding.