Alabama DHR Announces Final Round of Child Care Stability Grants

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By Gumptown Magazine Staff

The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) announces the final round of grants supporting child care providers through a temporary federal grant program.

Starting Monday, July 15, DHR will be accepting applications for Child Care Stability grants. August 12 is the final day to apply.

Award amounts will be determined based on the total number of children served by the facility or home, the number of qualifying applicants, and the availability of funds. DHR wants to ensure all the remaining grant funds provided through the American Rescue Plan Act are utilized before September 30, 2024.

Alabama DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner says that the grants have helped increase access to child care for many Alabama families and have improved opportunities for Alabama‚Äôs child care providers. 

Grant funds are used for expenditures such as employee pay, facility maintenance, purchases of classroom materials, cleaning supplies and meals. Funds can also be used to offer tuition relief to families.

To qualify, providers must be licensed and operating in good standing with DHR at the time they apply and receive a grant and must also remain in operation for at least one year after a grant is awarded.

Applications and other important information will be available at dhr.alabama.gov/child-care.

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