Posted by ICCRR in News on 9/1/2020

September Funding Opportunities

September 1, 2020

Dear Child Care Providers,

The Department of Human Services is pleased to announce that we will be able to continue offering the Basic Monthly Stipend, the Essential Employees Add-On and the Rejuvenation Grant for the month of September! 

Please see the updated chart below for all funding opportunities available in the month of September. Programs that are interested in any of these funding opportunities are encouraged to review eligibility criteria on the DHS Funding Opportunities Available to Childcare Programs webpage as well as the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. 

The survey will be open until September 30, 2020. 

Thank You,
Wendy Hoogeveen
Child Care Program Manager,
Division of Adult, Children and Family Services
Department of Human Services

 

September 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.
 

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