Michigan’s Child Care Stabilization Grants
Childcare providers are heroes to people. Everyone is grateful for the work they do for our children and communities. This fall, the Legislature passed, a budget of over $700 million in grant funding was signed by Governor Whitmer it is a budget to support childcare providers like you.
According to a published post by the Michigan Department of Education, these funds are available to help and support you to keep your doors open and focus on what matters most which is supporting kids and families. Spring Stabilization Grant Spending reports will be on August 2 and they will release the Spring grant spending report. This will be open and available in your Great Start to Quality profile.
The due of the report will be no later than March 1, 2023 (all the unspent funds returned by March 15, 2023). The Grant reports will be available in your very own Great Start to Quality profile in exactly February.
What Is This Child Care Stabilization Grant?
The Child Care Stabilization Grant is a $700 million investment across Michigan to childcare providers. The Stabilization Grant is a non-competitive grant for childcare providers to help people like you and assist stabilize operations and supporting the health and safety of children and staff. To make sure both are okay and living well.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Those eligible to apply are licensed child care centers, licensed family homes, and group homes. Others are eligible too like Tribal-based child care Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), and 21st CCLC programs that provide tuition-based child care.
THE ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS MUST ALSO:
The applicant should be available and open to provide child care services on the exact date of application or be temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.