The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is distributing $655 million in American Rescue Plan Act Stabilization Grants to child care providers in the commonwealth.
Licensed child care providers can apply for grants to cover almost any expense needed to continue operations and fight the impacts of COVID-19. Directors, owners, administrators and/or designated fiscal staff members can access the application for their program under the Keystone STARS/Grants tab in their organization’s profile.
The funding is available for child care providers with a good standing license that has been open since March 11, 2021, or will reopen by the end of September.
The total grant amount is based on
- Current enrollment
- Infant/toddler care
- Keystone STAR designation
- Reduced Child Care Works (CCW) enrollments
- The geographic location of a provider.