Financial Hardship Grants FAQs
The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law in March 2021, provided Minnesota with additional funds 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 Minnesota’s Child Care Stabilization Grant Program, which is funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act. It began in June 2021 and will run through June 2023. This includes the creation of an additional grant opportunity to help providers experiencing extreme financial hardship, called the Financial Hardship Grant Program. Financial Hardship Grants are separate from the Child Care Stabilization Base Grants, have different eligibility requirements and require a separate application.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-641-6660
- Hadaad ubaahantahay caawimaad fahanka warqadan, fadlan la xiriir Abdulkadir Warsame, email@example.com, 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 about the Child Care Stabilization Financial Hardship Grant program.