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The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law in March 2021, and it provided Minnesota with additional funds designed to help stabilize the child care industry as the state continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of June, the Minnesota legislature created Minnesota’s Child Care Stabilization Grant Program, which began in June 2021 and will last until June 2023.

Base Grants are available to all eligible providers beginning September 2021. All eligible providers will be invited to apply for a monthly grant award through an email with a personalized application.


Please view the Care Stabilization Grant page on the DHS website to learn more about the grants, including:

  • Base Grant amounts
  • Understanding the Base Grant formula
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Application process
  • Requirements of accepting a Base Grant
  • Allowable uses of Base Grant funds

Frequently Asked Questions document with more information on program requirements and allowable uses of funds is also available on the DHS website.

Questions? Contact or 651.290.9704, option 7.