The Minnesota House and Senate passed a COVID-19 response package that includes assistance for child care providers. Programs licensed to serve fewer than 15 children can apply for emergency grants of $4,500 monthly, with an additional $1,000 available if they provide care during nonstandard hours, or for children who have special needs or speak a first language other than English. Programs serving 15 or more children can receive up to $15,500 monthly. Programs must be open and prioritize children of essential workers. Full text here.
Think Small Notice Re: Applying State Emergency Grants
Child Care Aware is working quickly with guidance from the Department of Human Services and the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet to design an application process and system to receive and process applications. We will announce application availability and the deadline for applying in the near future.
Apply for Think Small Emergency Grant
Think Small has set up a COVID-19 Think Small Emergency Grant. Effective immediately and on a first-come, first-serve basis, Think Small will be awarding $1000 to eligible licensed family child care providers in the seven-county metro area. Clic below to apply. Applications are available in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish. Need additional language access support? Please call 651-665-0150. Think Small will communicate directly with providers who are awarded these funds and will continue awarding as funds are available.