Applications for the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grants are now being accepted. These grants are for licensed child care providers serving essential workers during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Child care programs eligible to apply for grants include licensed family and group family programs, licensed child care centers, and tribally licensed child care programs. Selected applicants will receive an award on a month-to-month basis. Monthly grant awards start at $4,500, with an additional $1,000 available for programs providing non-standard hours care, care for children whose first language is not English, and/or who have special needs. Providers that are licensed to serve 15 or more children will be eligible for an additional amount of up to $15,500 per month.
Full details and the application form are available on the Child Care Aware of Minnesota website.
The deadline to apply is April 15, with award decisions by April 20.