KDHE Declines To Apply For Federal Grants To Fund Sex Education

Some Kansas counties are looking for funding to keep their sex education programs going after state officials declined to apply to renew federal grants.

Counties have used money from Personal Responsibility Education Program grants since 2010 to provide sex education courses in area schools with the goal of preventing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

Earlier this year, Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials told counties that the state wouldn’t apply for the grants this year.

Department spokeswoman Cassie Sparks says it opted not to apply for funds so it could stop operating as a middle-man by passing money along to local departments. Sparks says the local departments will have a transition period to apply for funds.


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Now in his third year as News Director at KD-Country 94 and Z-96.3 The Lake, Chad is a jack of not all, but many trades. He spent previous years of his working life in hotel management, event planning, security, the aviation industry, staff writing for a newspaper, and as a small business owner. He began doing play-by-play of high school sports for KDNS and KZDY in 2009 and came to work full time for the stations in July of 2015. He is the father of an eight year old daughter who enjoys spending his free time with her, his very significant other and her children. His favorite activities include attending live music and sporting events as well as being a singer/songwriter. A natural conversationalist, he also enjoys a good discussion/debate on a myriad of topics from current events and politics to sports and philosophy. He resides in Beloit with his daughter and continues to write sports and meeting stories for the local newspaper.