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Announcement

American Rescue Plan (ARP) ACT Child Care Stabilization funds.

 

You may be eligible to apply for an ARP ACT Child Care Stabilization funds. These funding, give states, territories, and tribes the resources and opportunity to address the financial burdens faced by child care providers during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency and the instability of the child care market as a whole.

Who is eligible to apply for the  ARPA Child Care Stabilization grant?

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) ACT Child Care Stabilization funds help  child care providers cover costs during the COVID-19 state of emergency. The goal of the program is to help qualified child care providers with operational costs to safely remain open or reopen to increase child care.

Child care providers that are within the Lummi Nation service area of Blaine, Ferndale, Marietta, Bellingham and the Lummi Reservation. Childcare providers must be serving at least one tribal child *

 

Existing providers at the time they apply must meet one of the two following conditions:

  1. Eligible CCDF child care provider, regardless of whether they actually participate in the CCDF subsidy system, at the time they apply for a grant.

  2. Licensed provider, registered, or regulated as of March 11, 2021, and on the date, they apply for a grant.

  • State Licensed Family Child Care Providers

  • Relative Child Care Providers serving CCDF-eligible children

  • License-exempt Family Child Care providers meeting the CCDF requirements

How Can the Grant be used?

 

The Child Care Stabilization grant can be used to help qualified child care providers cover a variety of expenses including for reimbursement of expenses incurred from January 31, 2020 through September 30, 2023:

  • Rent, mortgage, or utilities

  • Recruiting and retaining staff

  • Payroll, benefits, and staff bonuses

  • Staff training and professional development

  • Maintaining or improving your facility

  • Cleaning supplies and PPE

  • Equipment and supplies 

  • Goods and services

  • Consultations with nurses or other medical professionals to ensure a healthy environment

  • Mental health supports for staff and children

 

How does a provider apply for a grant?

(Completing the application does not guarantee approval and LIBC may request additional information as necessary to determine eligibility.)

Contact Information:

Carmen Segrove

Stabilization Grant American Rescue Plan Act Child Care Coordinator

EmailLummiARPAChildCare@lummi-nsn.gov

Phone: (360) 389-0946

Alisha Sellars, BA - Intake Specialist

Stabilization Grant American Rescue Plan Act Child Care Intake Specialist

EmailLummiARPAChildCare@lummi-nsn.gov

Phone: (360) 389-0946

*A child enrolled and listed on the tribal membership roll of any Federally recognized Indian tribe and/or is a descendant of an enrolled tribal member.