$1.7 million grant continues recent momentum to transform former Maynard building

21 Oct 2023


The Emporia Area Chamber Foundation’s push to buy the former Maynard Early Childhood Center has gained a lot of momentum in a short period of time.

Chamber President and CEO Jeanine McKenna says the Foundation has secured a Capital Projects Fund Accelerator grant worth almost $1.76 million. The funding comes from the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund and was made possible by the US Treasury.

The new grant amount goes towards the property purchase and Phase 1 building renovations. It’s designed to refurbish at least three rooms, the kitchen and several common areas. It also comes on top of a $552,000 Child Care Capacity Accelerator grant announced earlier this month for funding the director’s position, operations, and supplies.

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