State of Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Gary Daniels, Acting Secretary

Office of the Secretary
Gary J. Daniels, Acting Secretary

915 SW Harrison 6th Floor Topeka, KS 66612-1570
Phone 785-296-3271 Fax 785-296-4685



Regional Directors


May 31, 2005


Gary Daniels


Child Care Benefits on Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Pilot

Based on the latitude granted to the Secretary in K.S.A. 39-708c(t) to carry on research of the social welfare program, I hereby grant approval to Greg Valentine (Wyandotte county) and Robena Farrell (Barton, Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wallace counties) to pilot child care benefits on EBT beginning June 1, 2005. The purpose of this pilot is to provide information for statewide implementation of child care benefits on EBT beginning September 1, 2005. Electronic Benefits Transfer will replace the current method of SRS purchased child care services. The current method is through time sheets submitted by child care providers with payment occurring the month following the month services are provided. Pilot approval for EBT CC is granted based on the attached guidelines. Kansas Economic and Employment Support Manual policies contained herein shall take precedence for the above counties.


cc:   Candy Shively
        Bobbi Mariani
        Mark Braun
       John Badger
        Dennis Priest 
        Alice Womack