LTBB CCDF ARPA Stabilization Subgrants

What is the Child Care Stabilization Grant?

The Child Care Stabilization Grant is a non-competitive grant for child care providers to help stabilize operations and support the health and safety of children and staff.

Funds are available to help keep your doors open and focus on what matters most—supporting kids and families.


Details At a Glance


  • Who’s eligible to apply?
    • Licensed child care centers
    • Licensed family homes and group homes
    • Tribal-based child care
    • Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) programs that also provide tuition-based child care

Eligible applicants must also:

    • Be open and available to provide child care services on the date of application OR temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Have been licensed before March 11,

Are you a licensed exempt provider?

    • Does your program meet Child Care and Development Fund health and safety requirements, including the completion of comprehensive background checks?


  • When will the application be available?
    The Stabilization Grant will be awarded through application
  • LTBB CCDF Stabilization Grants available now


  • Will everyone who applies receive a grant?
    This is a non-competitive grant. Every eligible child care provider that submits a complete application will receive a grant award. Funding is not awarded on a first come, first serve basis.


  • How will my grant award be calculated?
    Every eligible provider will receive an award based on need for providing in demand care.

    • The award will be based on your estimated monthly expenses or demonstration of need.


What to Do Before You Apply

  • Organize the information you need to apply. You will need to know the number of children enrolled by age in your program, the number of full and part time staff, and an estimate of your operational budget.


How to Apply
Eligible child care programs must complete and submit an application. Applications are fillable and available online. Visit Go to the Forms Directory under Human Services.

You may also find another local partner whom you normally work with that will be willing to assist with your application.


Eligible Expenses
This grant is intended to support operational expenses and your COVID-response. You must spend grant funds on one or more of the following:

  • Personnel costs,
  • Rent or mortgage payments,
  • Insurance,
  • Minor facility maintenance and improvements,
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-related supplies,
  • Training and professional development related to health and safety practices,
  • Goods and services needed to resume providing care,
  • Mental health supports for children and early educators, or
  • Reimbursement of costs associated with the current public health emergency.


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