Governor Ducey Announces Program To Help #saveazchildcare
Great news for Arizona’s child care system and the children and families they serve. After a collaborative effort with early childhood stakeholders and advocates, the Governor's Office and the Department of Economic Security announced the Child Care COVID-19 Grant Program on Thursday, August 13. Using funding from the federal CARES Act, the program helps child care providers cover costs during the COVID-19 state of emergency. The goal of the program is to help child care providers with operational costs to safely remain open or reopen in order to provide child care to Arizona’s families.
The Child Care COVID-19 grant can be used to help child care providers cover a variety of expenses during the COVID-19 crisis including:
- Tuition and registration relief for families
- Lease and mortgage payments
- DHS licensing fees
- Salaries and benefits for employees
- Liability insurance
- Cleaning supplies
- Classroom materials and supplies
- Additional supplies required by CDC and DHS guidelines
This program is another key step on the road to help #saveazchildcare. Thanks to the Governor and the Department of Economic Security, as well as all the partners and stakeholders who worked together to make this happen!