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Great Start Compensation Support Payments: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

​The Great Start Compensation Support Payment Program was signed into law in May 2023 (Minnesota Statute, chapter 119B.27), providing Minnesota with a permanent program designed to support the child care industry and child care educators. This FAQ addresses the most commonly asked questions about the program. Additional questions and answers will be added over time. 

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Section 1: Eligibility and application process

Section 2: General questions about Compensation Support Payments

Section 3: Calculating full-time equivalents (FTEs)

Section 4: Program requirements and allowable uses of funds

Section 5: Receiving Compensation Support Payments

Section 6: Security, privacy and fraud protection

Section 7: Child Care Access Equity Areas

Section 8: Information for educators

Section 9: Support and communication

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