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EEC ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant Information
The Department of Early Education and Care recently launched the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Child Care Stabilization Grant. We’re partnering with EEC to provide additional support, technical assistance and information sessions to child care providers.

As an independent, nonprofit advocacy organization Strategies for Children does not receive state or federal funding for any of its work. We are funded by philanthropic foundations, grants and individual donors.

 

Upcoming Information Sessions and Panels

Information Sessions
SFC hosted information sessions for child care providers to share more information about the Commonwealth Cares for Children (C3) formula and ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant. We also gathered information from child care providers about what additional, specific support is needed in the field. We’ll be sharing your feedback and questions with EEC throughout the application process.

Provider Panels
SFC hosted two provider panels to encourage eligible child care providers who haven’t yet applied for the ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant to apply. Watch the recordings below to hear directly from providers who have successfully applied on their experience with the grant and the impact on their programs.

Group and School Age (GSA)
October 5, 2021 
Watch the recording in English

Family Child Care (FCC)
October 5, 2021 
Vea la grabación en español
Watch the recording in English

 

What is the ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant? 
The American Rescue Plan Act was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, and includes federal COVID-19 relief dollars to support child care providers in the United States. Massachusetts was awarded $314 million dollars. EEC developed the new Commonwealth Cares for Children (C3) formula to distribute up to 6-month direct grants to child care providers. The C3 formula will consider each child care provider’s licensed capacity, workforce investments, and the vulnerability of the community they serve. To learn more, visit EEC’s Child Care Stabilization Grant website.

SFC GRANT SUPPORT FOR PROVIDERS

SFC Guide to the Grants
We’ve created these guides to help you prepare your application. You can learn more about the Child Care Stabilization Grant and C3 formula. Determine your eligibility and learn what information you need to complete the application.

Group and School Age Programs   Family Child Care Programs
Programas grupales
y en edad escolar
  Programas de cuidado
infantil familiar

 

SFC Technical Assistance
We are collecting feedback and questions from the field on the Commonwealth Cares for Children (C3) formula and EEC ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant to share with the Department of Early Education and Care and inform future decisions. Your feedback will be essential moving forward. We are part of a broader effort to support the field throughout the grant application process and are continuing to explore technical assistance with other partners throughout the state. EEC will share more information with the field when it becomes available. For now, complete our Google Form or send questions or feedback to projectmanager@earlyeducationforall.org.

Feedback Google Form
(English)
  Formulario Google de comentarios (Español)

 

RESOURCES

Application Supports from EEC
EEC GSA ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant Application

EEC FCC ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant Application

EEC Child Care Stabilization Grant Application User Guide (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese)

Video Walk–Through Resource Library (English)

Frequently Asked Questions


C3 Formula Calculator
This calculator is designed to help programs understand funding they might receive for the ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant. Your final award amount will be determined based on your official application.
Visit the C3 Formula Calculator
.

To learn more about the C3 Formula, visit the EEC Strategic Plan Portal.

EEC ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant Help Desk Support
833-600-2074   |  eecgrantsupport@mtxb2b.com

 

 
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