ALAMEDA COUNTY – Federal grants are available to licensed child care providers in Alameda County, after supervisors approved expansion of the American Rescue Plan Act.
Applicants must submit an online application to verify that they are currently active, licensed and providing care. Applications are available at https://www.acgov.org/providergrants.htm.
“The COVID pandemic has highlighted the critical role of child care in the United States and in Alameda County in particular,” Supervisor Keith Carson, president of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, said in the statement. “Child care is an important economic driver for families, employers and communities to thrive.”
Large family child care and center-based licensed programs will qualify for a minimum award of $3,350 and small licensed programs will qualify for a minimum award of $2,350.
“While the [early childhood education] field have shown tremendous creativity and resilience in keeping their doors open to support children and families, they have also been hit hard by the challenges of COVID-19 and are struggling to keep their doors open,” said Andrea Ford, interim agency director for the Alameda said. County Social Services Agency.