Child care providers that provide high quality care in the city of St. Louis are encouraged to apply for this grant one time.
August 18, 2022
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In cooperation with the city of St. . Child care providers that provide high quality care in the city of St encouraged to apply for this one-time grant to help stabilize the community of early childhood providers.
“Without additional funding for child care providers, Missouri’s most vulnerable children and families will not have access to affordable quality child care,” said Cassandra Kaufman, Executive Director of Saint Louis MHB. “This is an opportunity for providers to get the support they need while supporting working families in St. Louis who need child care.”
Eligible providers can apply for up to $49,500 in funding. Applications and more information are available online. The deadline to apply is September 9, 2022. Eligibility criteria include:
- Are licensed, registered, or considered licensed by the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and/or the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHSS and/or DESE) to provide child care
- Plan to stay open until December 2022 (even if temporarily required to close)
- They are located in the city of St. Louis and have a current business license
- Able to provide summary of Kinderconnect provider attendance and advice on Kinderconnect deliveries for the period of time required to be reimbursed for the gap in the cost of care after receiving the state subsidy for children living in St.
- If funded, you will be required to submit a W-9
The funding will cover the gap between the state childcare subsidy rate and the cost of licensed childcare for children aged 0-5 who receive a state subsidy to cover the time period between January 2021-December 2021. A list of available programs funded by ARPA to the public can be found at City website.