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Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grants

The Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grants were distributed in three grant rounds from April through June, 2020.  As part of their COVID-19 Response Supplemental Budget, Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan proposed an initial $30 million in funding for emergency grants for licensed child care providers serving essential workers during the COVID-19 public health emergency. In June, an additional $10 million was added to the program. The program has now ended.

The Department of Human Services, Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, and Child Care Aware of Minnesota worked together to distribute these funds. Data about each round of the program are available below.


Data on those who have received a Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant is public information. This information is being shared to allow transparency on grant distribution across program types and geography, to inform those seeking child care, and to inform future policy making.

If you have data related inquiries, please contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ Child Care Services division by sending an email to


Round One


Round Two


Round Three