Health Center Receives Grant To Support In-Home Childcare Providers

June 30, 2021

Flint Hills Community Health Center (FHCHC) is a recipient of a $1,000 grant to support in-home childcare providers in Morris County.

The grant, which comes from the Council Grove Area Foundation’s Spring Community Grant Program, will provided funds to newly licensed in-home childcare providers in Morris County for the purchase of health and safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers, nap mats, cots, pack and plays and child proofing equipment.

“There are a number of expenses associated with starting an in-home childcare business,” said Jamie Roberts, Child Care Licensing Specialist at FHCHC. “This grant will help offset some of those costs and allow new providers to start out with all the health and safety equipment they need.”

Amy Honer, Executive Director of the Council Grove Area Foundation (CGAF) presented the grant to Flint Hills Community Health on Wednesday. The CGAF is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was created by and for the people in Council Grove and surrounding areas to enable those with philanthropic interest to support the issues they care about.

FHCHC’s Child Care Licensing Program covers Chase, Coffey, Lyon, Marion, Morris, Osage, and Wabaunsee Counties. Other grants may be available in other counties. If you are interested in opening an in-home daycare, you can contact Jamie at 620-342-4864 ext 5 or email her at

Flint Hills Community Health Center is a nonprofit organization that offers medical, dental and psychiatry services on a sliding-fee scale and serves residents with and without insurance. The health center works to promote the health and well-being of the entire community and provides community health services through a contract with Lyon County.

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