Phase 1 – Child Care Stabilization Grant

June 1, 2022

Total Grants Distributed Statewide: $4,549,700

 

 

 

Purpose

  • Short-term assistance for licensed child care programs to remain open.

Impact 

  • Total Programs Awarded: 398
  • Average Payout: $11,431
  • Children Enrolled (self report): 9,073
  • Desired Enrollment (self report): 14,401

Status of Child Care at Phase I 

  • Majority of child care programs owners were concerned about their future business stability.
  • Ninety-six owners were not receiving a salary in order to cover operational expenses.
  • Child care enrollment was down overall, specifically in child care centers and after-school programs.
  • Child care programs were experiencing labor shortages.
  • Family access to child care was worse than pre-COVID, especially for children with special needs.