In an effort to assist licensed childcare providers recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for eligible childcare operators.
The county’s Childcare Providers Recovery (CPR) grant program opened on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and is being operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) and community partners.
The LACDA anticipates issuing grants to over 500 licensed childcare providers in LA County. Licensed family childcare homes will be eligible to receive up to $30,000 and licensed childcare centers will be eligible to receive up to $80,000. Grant amounts will be determined based on the number of childcare slots. CPR applicants must be in good standing with the Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services and must submit a completed application during the application period. Childcare facilities will be prioritized and selected based on their facility’s community need tier within the Los Angeles County COVID-19 Vulnerability and Recovery Index map in the following order: Highest Need, High Need, Moderate Need, Low Need, and Lowest Need.
“Childcare providers offer an invaluable service to working families, especially in times like these when households are trying to regain their footing following over two years of financial insecurity,” said Emilio Salas, Executive Director, LACDA. “We are proud to ensure that families Countywide have access to quality childcare, and kids can learn and grow in safe and healthy environments.”
How to apply
Eligibility requirements, a video tutorial on how to complete the online application, and the application portal can be found at https://lacountycprgrant.submittable.com/. The application portal will remain open until Feb. 14, 2023, at 12 p.m. For more information on the CPR Grant Program, call 213-600-1908.