Child Care COVID-19 Grant Program
All DHS licensed centers, DHS group homes, and DES family child care providers, Tribal child care providers, and military child care providers may be eligible for the Child Care COVID-19 Grant Program. These providers do not need to be contracted with DES. The goal of the Grant Program is to provide financial assistance to help all regulated child care providers safely remain open or reopen to preserve access to child care for Arizona’s families.
The Child Care COVID-19 grant can be used to help child care providers cover a variety of expenses during the COVID-19 crisis including salaries and benefits for employees, DHS licensing fees, liability insurance, tuition and registration relief for families, lease and mortgage payments, utilities, cleaning supplies, classroom materials and supplies, and additional supplies required by CDC and DHS guidelines.
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Child Care COVID-19 Guidance FAQs
As child care providers and caregivers of Arizona’s children, you are critical to keeping yourselves, children, and Arizona safe and healthy. While information and data regarding COVID-19 changes daily, The Arizona Department of Health Services (“DHS”) and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (“DES”) are providing some key answers and resources to frequently asked questions.
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Notice of Changes to Child Care Provider Background Checks Effective August 25, 2020
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