Posted by ICCRR in News on 7/23/2020

Funding Opportunities Extended

July 23, 2020

Dear Child Care Providers,

We want to thank each and every one of you as we all try to do our best for children and families while we continue to navigate the uncertainty of this pandemic. Additionally, thank you to everyone who participated in the most recent survey, which helped inform us of how to continue to provide you with support.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that we will be able to offer child care providers funding opportunities in the months of August and September. The tables below give general descriptions of all funding opportunities that will be available in August and September. More detailed information can be found on our Funding Opportunities webpage here.

 

August 2020

Funding Opportunity What Types of Programs are Eligible? How do I "Apply"?

Rejuvenation Grants
Centers: $1,500
CDH: $600

Licensed Centers/Preschools
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.

Complete the “Rejuvenation Grant Survey” on the DHS Funding Opportunities webpage.
Basic Monthly Stipend
Centers: $2,000
CDH: $500

Licensed Centers/Preschools
Registered Child Development Homes(CDH)

Program must be open and serving families. Complete eligibility requirements can be found on the Funding Opportunities webpage.

For each month, complete the “Monthly Stipend Survey” on the DHS Funding Opportunities webpage.

Essential Employee Add-On
Centers: $2,000
CDH: $500

Licensed Centers/Preschools
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.

Complete the “Monthly Stipend Survey” on the DHS Funding Opportunities webpage.

Unlimited Child Care Assistance Absences

Will continue through the billing period that ends 10/4/20.

All programs with a current Child Care Assistance (CCA) Provider Agreement. When completing CCA billing, providers mark absent days for days that children were scheduled to be in care but did not attend. This will be included in the program’s regular CCA payment.

Reimbursing Family Co-Payments

Will continue until the State of Emergency Declaration ends or 10/4/20, whichever comes first.

All programs with a current Child Care Assistance (CCA) Provider Agreement. This will automatically be calculated by DHS based on attendance records and checks will be sent out every 4 weeks.

 

September 2020

Funding Opportunity What Types of Programs are Eligible? How do I "Apply"?

Unlimited Child Care Assistance Absences

Will continue through the billing period that ends 10/4/20.

All programs with a current Child Care Assistance (CCA) Provider Agreement. When completing CCA billing, providers mark absent days for days that children were scheduled to be in care but did not attend. This will be included in the program’s regular CCA payment.

Reimbursing Family Co-Payments

Will continue until the State of Emergency Declaration ends or 10/4/20, whichever comes first.

All programs with a current Child Care Assistance (CCA) Provider Agreement. This will automatically be calculated by DHS based on attendance records and checks will be sent out every 4 weeks.

 

Thank you,
Ryan Page, M.C.J.
Child Care Regulatory Program Manager
Team Lead, Child Care Bureau
Division of Adult, Children & Family Services

 

Tags: DHS , Funding Opportunities , stipend , grant , COVID-19

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