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Minnesota received $135 million in child care funding from the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act passed in December 2020, and will dedicate approximately $45 million to continue the Public Health Support Funds for Child Care for March through May 2021. The monthly payments, which have been helping eligible child care providers since July 2020, will continue to be administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

The application process for providers to receive COVID-19 Public Health Support Funds for Child Care funding for March through May 2021 is moving to a monthly application process. All eligible providers who were operating and serving children as of the last day of the month prior to the funding period and are in good standing with the Minnesota Department of Human Services will be invited to fill out an application and attestation form to receive the funds. Applicants will be asked to attest that they complied with funding requirements during the month before. Application periods will open on the last day of each month and remain open for 10 days. Providers who do not submit a monthly application by the deadline will not be eligible for that month’s funding. Payments will be distributed to eligible providers on a monthly basis.


Questions? Contact or 651.290.9704.

The Department of Human Services has compiled this list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you navigate this process.


Funding Period Email sent to providers with
Application Link to Apply
Application Opens Application Closes at 4:00 p.m.
March 1 - 31, 2021 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2021 April 9, 2021
April 1 - 30, 2021 April 30, 2021 April 30, 2021 May 10, 2021
May 1 - 31, 2021 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2021 June 9, 2021