October 1, 2020
Dear Child Care Providers,
The Department of Human Services is pleased to announce that there was sufficient CARES funding available to provide Funding Opportunities for the month of October. The table below summarizes the opportunities available.
PLEASE NOTE: This will be the last month that the Department will have sufficient CARES funding to be able to offer these funding opportunities. The Department will continue to assess if there is funding available to provide future funding opportunities.
Child Care Program Manager,
Division of Adult, Children and Family Services
Department of Human Services
October Rejuvenation Grants
Registered Child Development Homes(CDH)
Program must have closed due to COVID-19 and want to re-open. Complete eligibility requirements can be found on the Funding Opportunities webpage.
Program must be open and serving families. Complete eligibility requirements can be found on the Funding Opportunities webpage.
Essential Employee Add-On
Registered Child Development Homes (CDH)
Programs must be open, serving families and willing to give a 25% discount to families that have an adult who is an essential employee. Complete eligibility requirements can be found on the Funding Opportunities webpage.
October Unlimited Child Care Assistance Absences
Reimbursing Family Co-Payments
This will end on 10/4/20.
This will automatically be calculated by DHS based on attendance records and checks will be sent to providers.
NOTE: Billing deadline for this is 11/16/20. To receive co-pay reimbursements provider must have all applicable billing periods submitted by this date.
CCR&R hopes all Child Development Homes will take advantage of this new training curriculum, ChildNet 3.0.
The Child Care Task Force wants to hear from Iowa families.
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