TOPEKA — The Kansas Department for Children and Families said Thursday it was boosting monthly payments for food assistance by 15% for the next six months.
The additional funding is made possible through a federal relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These added funds are imperative to ensure Kansas families have access to food in these uncertain times,” said DCF secretary Laura Howard.
The 15% boost in benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be applied from Jan. 21 through the end of June. Benefits are based on household size, income and deductions.
For a family of four, the temporary boost raises the maximum benefit from $680 to $782.