COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPORT FUNDS FOR CHILD CARE
The Education and Child Care Workgroup at the direction of Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan made a $53.3 million federal Coronavirus Relief Funds request on September 17 to continue funding for the COVID-19 Public Health Support Funds for Child Care through December. The request was approved by the Legislative Advisory Commission on September 29. The request continues monthly payments in October, November and December to support public health guidance implementation for eligible licensed family child care (up to $1,200 per month for three months), licensed child care centers (up to $8,500 per month for three months), and certified centers (approximately $3,000 per month for three months) that accept the funds. All types of certified centers, not just nonprofit certified centers, that meet the funding requirements are eligible to receive funds.
To be eligible, providers must be operating and serving children as of September 15 and plan to remain operating and serving children for the duration of the funding period (September 15-December 15), among other requirements. Read the Frequently Asked Questions document for more details about the program.
Questions? Contact SupportFunds@childcareawaremn.org or 651.290.9704.