$200M in aid available for Michigan child care providers
The Child Care Stabilization Grant is a non-competitive grant available to approximately 8,000 licensed centers, group homes, family homes, and tribal child care providers to be used to support operational expenses. In the first two rounds, nearly 6,000 child care providers received funding and 38,000 child care professionals received bonuses. Nicole Florez, a home-based child care provider in Muskegon County, opened her child care business recently and was bolstered by the grant. Funding for home-based child care providers ranged from $11,000 to $21,000 based on number of children served. With the bipartisan expansion, 40% of Michigan families with kids under age 12 are now eligible for free or low-cost child care.mlive.com
Second round of $1,000 bonuses available for Michigan child care providers
In an effort to retain and recruit child care workers the state is sending out another round of checks to both centers and providers through the Child Care Stabilization Grant program. In the first round, nearly 6,000 childcare providers received funding and 38,000 childcare professionals received bonuses. The first round of grant money helped child care providers in every county, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Grants are available for licensed centers, group homes, family homes, and tribal childcare providers. Child care program dividing cost between employers, parents and government now covers most of Michiganmlive.com
Nearly 25,000 Michigan childcare workers will get $1,000 bonus from the state
Gretchen Whitmer announced a new program to help childcare centers stay open and give workers a bonus. A $365 million investment will be spread out to nearly 6,000 childcare programs throughout the state. “This funding helps keep our childcare businesses open, makes childcare more affordable for families, and delivers bonuses to childcare professionals. These grants are another investment in their future.”In addition to the grant, childcare providers could request bonuses for staff. Across the state 24,947 full-time staff members received $1,000 bonuses and 13,213 part-time staff members received $500 bonuses.mlive.com
Michigan opens applications for $350M childcare grant program; Workers to get $1K bonuses
Michigan has opened applications for the Child Care Stabilization Grant, which aims to distribute $350 million in grants to give every full-time childcare professional a $1,000 bonus and keep childcare programs open and serving kids.