DATE: March 29, 2021
SUBJECT: Coronavirus-Related Funding Opportunities for Child Care Providers
The Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) in collaboration with Coastal Enterprise (CEI), and Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) update for Maine’s child care providers about funding opportunities and business resources available to assist in stabilizing their child care businesses. Click here for grant and forgivable loan resources available to eligible child care providers.
Office of Child Care’s Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System has two webinar recordings providing information and assistance for applying for two different programs:
- How Family Child Care Providers Can Take Advantage of the New SBA Loan and Grant Programs – This webinar provided basic information to help family child care (FCC) providers access PPP and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). PPP provides loan opportunities for eligible small businesses, including child care businesses. EIDLs provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- An Overview of the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans Opportunities for Child Care Centers – The webinar was hosted by the Office of Child Care’s (OCC) National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, in partnership with First Children’s Finance, and provided basic information to help child care center owners and directors access PPP and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). PPP provides loan opportunities for eligible small businesses, including child care businesses.