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Child Care Stabilization Base Grants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law in March 2021, providing Minnesota with additional funds designed to help stabilize the child care industry as the state continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of June 2021, the Minnesota Legislature created the Minnesota’s Child Care Stabilization Grant program beginning in June of 2021 and lasting until June of 2023.

If you need assistance in a language  other than English, please use the resources below:

  • Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta carta, comuníquese con Rocio Sosa, rsosa@thinksmall.org, 651-641-6660
  • Hadaad ubaahantahay caawimaad fahanka warqadan, fadlan la xiriir Abdulkadir Warsame, awarsame@thinksmall.org, 651-641-6673
  • Yog tias koj xav tau kev pab nkag siab tsab ntawv no, thov hu rau Julie Yang at JYang@thinksmall.org, 651-366-6792

Child Care Aware of Minnesota will use Language Line Services for languages other than Spanish, Hmong, and Somali. They can be reached by phone at 651-290-9704 or by email.

Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Child Care Stabilization Base Grant funding.

Section 1: Eligibility and application process

Section 2: General questions about Base Grants

Section 3: Calculating number of full-time equivalents (FTE's)

Section 4: Requirements and allowable uses of funds

Section 5: Receiving Base Grant payments

Section 6: Security, privacy and fraud protection

Section 7: Support and communication

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