City of St. Louis, St. Louis Mental Health Commission Open American Rescue Plan Funding Opportunity for Early Childcare Providers
Child care providers providing quality care in the City of St. Louis are encouraged to apply for this one-time grant.
August 18, 2022
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In partnership with the City of St. Louis, the St. Louis Mental Health Board (MHB) is using $2 million in federal American Relief Plans Act (ARPA) funds to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. started the childcare provider application process. Childcare providers who provide quality care in the City of St. Louis are encouraged to apply for this her one-time grant to help stabilize the early childhood provider community.
Cassandra Kaufman, Executive Director of St. Louis MHB, said: “This is an opportunity for providers to get the support they need while supporting St. Louis working families in need.”
Eligible providers can apply for up to $49,500 in funding. Applications and further information are available online. The application deadline is September 9, 2022. The eligibility criteria are:
- Licensed, registered, or considered exempt from license to provide childcare by the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services and/or the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHSS and/or DESE)
- Scheduled to be open until December 2022 (even if it is temporarily closed)
- Are located in the city of St. Louis and have a current business license
- Able to provide a KinderConnect Provider attendance summary and KinderConnect remittance advice for the period for which reimbursement of the difference in care costs is requested after receiving a state grant for a child living in the City of St. Louis
- If funded, you must submit a W-9
Funding will be the difference between the state childcare subsidy rate and approved child support for children aged 0-5 who receive state subsidies to cover the period from January 2021 to December 2021. cover the public can be found on the city’s website.