Assistance available to custodial grandparents

The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services is taking applications for the Grandparents as Caregivers program.

The program provides monthly financial assistance to grandparents or other relatives who are raising children. Eligible grandparents will receive $200 per grandchild, not to exceed $600 per month.

To qualify for the program, you must be a grandparent or other qualifying relative, have legal custody of and be living with children, be age 50 or older and have a traditional annual household income of less than 130 percent of the federal poverty level.

For more information, call (888) 369-4777 or go online to