The Minnesota Department of Health announced this week that the first round of emergency childcare grants have been appropriated; approximately $9.8 million has been given to more than 1,200 childcare providers. These funds will allow providers to continue providing childcare to essential workers during the pandemic, ensuring those working on the front lines of this crisis have care available for their children as they continue to tirelessly fight this virus.
The monthly awards start at $4,500, with up to $15,500 in additional funding based on added services and capacity. This money is an essential part of the state’s response to COVID-19 and helps our workers know their children will be taken care of properly and safely.
The Senate DFL is committed to providing our first responders and front line workers with everything they need to stay secure in their health and minds during this pandemic, and these emergency childcare grants are just one example of many of Minnesota putting its citizens and their concerns first during this pandemic.