The grant deadline has passed and the program is
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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:
Eligible CCDF child care provider, regardless of whether they actually participate in the CCDF subsidy system, at the time they apply for a grant.
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?
The grant deadline has passed and the program is now closed
- thank you.
Alisha Sellars, BA - Intake Specialist
Stabilization Grant American Rescue Plan Act Child Care Intake Specialist
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.