The Rundown with Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit
Grants Received by Local Election Officials [August 2021]
Aug 30, 2021
Legislative Post Audit
25 counties received a total of $2.3 million in grants from the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) that ranged from $5,000 to $856,000 with no obligations. The Center for Tech and Civic Life is a non-profit organization that provides civic information for voters as well as tools for election officials. 25 Kansas counties applied for and were awarded $2.3 million dollars in CTCL grants. As of January 31, 2021, counties reported using 92% of their grant money on items such as election equipment, staffing, and real estate expenses. There were no obligations associated with the acceptance of the CTCL grant. The grants were the subject of some political concerns, and under a new state law, counties will not be able to accept these type grants in the future.