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 previously approved a request to provide $56.6 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Fund funding through September 2020 to all eligible child care providers, and later approved an additional $53.3 million to extend funding through December 2020. On Jan. 11, 2021, Minnesota’s Human Services commissioner approved $45 million to extend funding through February 2021 for COVID-19 Public Health Support Funds for Child Care. Monthly payments will continue in January and February for eligible licensed family child care ($1,200 per month for two months), licensed child care centers ($8,500 per month for two months), and certified centers ($3,000 per month for two months) that accept the funds.
To be eligible, providers must have received COVID-19 Public Health Support Funds for December 2020, be operating and serving children from January 1 through February 28, 2021, and be in good standing with Minnesota Department of Human Services, among other requirements.
Questions? Contact SupportFunds@childcareawaremn.org or 651.290.9704.