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Governor Kelly Announces All Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP) Funds Awarded

TOPEKAGovernor Laura Kelly announced today that the Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP) has awarded all available funds, and the program no longer accepts applications. The program will remain open for claims submissions, as beneficiaries...

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Merit Earns Inc. Best in Business 2023 Recognition

Continuing our momentum from last week, Merit has been named one of Inc.’s Best in Business for 2023! We are delighted to be a part of this...

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Kansas Governor Announces KEEP Has Allocated Remaining Funds

TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP) has received enough applications to allocate...

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Merit Once Again Named a GovTech 100 Company

Beginning 2024 on a high note – Merit was once again named a GovTech 100 company by Government Technology. The annual and exclusive list honors 100...

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Merit Shares Insights on the Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit Program with KOCO News 5

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KOCO) - Applications opened for the new Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit last week. The credit gives families tax cuts of up...

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Being an Excellent Partner to Government Agencies

Six tips for working with government agencies to help improve your community.

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Oklahoma Tax Commission to Accept Parental Choice Tax Credit Applications Beginning December 6th

Eligible Taxpayers can receive up to $7,500 in tax credit for qualified private school expensesThe Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) has announced...

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Jake's Recipe for Startup Success: Leadership Insights from Our COO

Jacob Orrin, our fearless COO, co-founder, and after-hours chef, recently appeared on Doug Noll's "Listening with Leaders" podcast. As a serial...

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What are LERs? Digital Wallets? Key skills-based workforce economy terms explained

There’s been a recent shift to a new skills-based workforce economy and with it comes new terminology. While it can feel a bit overwhelming to keep...

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Enrollment nearing capacity for Kansas program that provides education funds for students

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Enrollment is nearing full capacity for the Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP), which provides qualifying parents and...

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There Are So Many Reasons Merit is a Great Place to Work. Here Are Four More.

Merit transforms large-scale government programs through our technology and expert teams. In practice, we tackle the seemingly impossible, like...

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Free money for back to school? You might qualify for KEEP

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - You could have free money coming to help with your kids’ back to school expenses.

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6 Ways Technology Helps Meal Management Accountability During Disasters

The Waffle House Index was coined by Craig Fugate, former administrator of FEMA, to unofficially indicate a storm’s impact and the likely scale of...

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[Webinar Recap] Enhancing Private-Public Partnerships for Underserved Community Disaster Resilience

Whether we may realize it or not, businesses — both small and large — have a profound influence on disaster resilience. When we think about emergency...

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Ohio ACE Celebrates 75,000th Award, Becomes the Largest Supplemental Education Savings Account Program in the Country

The Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) educational savings account (ESA) program, powered by Merit and the Ohio Department of Education, is...

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Time Tracking for Emergency Management: How to Make the Most of Your Time and Budget

Let’s be honest – in all facets of life, evidence is important. Receipts, timestamps, and budgets are all supporting numbers that well, pretty much...

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Celebrating Disability Pride Month: Honoring Progress and Advocacy of People with Disabilities in the United States

As Merit's new Emergency Management Specialist for Underserved Communities, my mission is clear: advocating for all groups. This Disability Pride...

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New program in Kansas hopes to K.E.E.P. kids living below the poverty line in school

The Kansas Educational Enrichment Program is designed to help lower-income families get help for their kids as they return to school.

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Tomer Kagan and Jacob Orrin of Merit: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became A Founder

Planning to start a technology company? Learn the keys to success from Tomer and Jacob's conversation with Authority Magazine's Doug Noll.

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