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No. Licensed capacity will be the primary factor along with the review of provider records to determine active status in maintaining the mandated compliance guidelines.
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The Childcare Operation Recovery Program was created to aid childcare providers in Montgomery County to recover some of the lost revenue due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
$4,000,000 has been allotted from the County’s federal allocation of The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) / The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) funding to establish grant funding for this program.
Licensed childcare providers in Montgomery County who experienced loss of revenue due to decreased levels in staffing, reduced enrollments, and closures resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak are eligible to apply.
The basic eligibility requirements for childcare and before- or after-care providers include having a physical location in Montgomery County and being licensed by DHS/OCDEL Bureau of Certification.
No. All provider facilities must hold the mandated certification in order to be recognized as legal childcare providers.
Please be advised that the total funds awarded to any given provider can be less than the stated max award amount for any given category as determinations are based on the actual monetary financial impact to each facility. For example, if a provider had a loss of $12,500 with a licensed capacity of 155, then they would receive that actual amount rather than the max allocation of $15,000.
Yes, providers with school-aged programs are eligible to apply for a maximum grant amount of $5,000.
Although new providers can apply, those in operation on or after March 2020 will get a reduced rate of grant funding calculated at 75% of the eligible funding levels for each licensed capacity designation.
In efforts to better understand provider issues and establish a consensus based on overall statistics, this information is being collected as a means of data collection to establish an average baseline of disciplinary action needed at provider facilities.
The deadline to submit the application is February 15th, 2024.
The following items are excluded expenses from our grant programs.
Although this is an ARPA-funded grant program, awardees are considered beneficiaries for the purposes of the County's federal award and are therefore not subject to the County's single audit requirement. However, grant awards should be treated as income and may fall under other audit requirements pursuant to the existing processes of your organization or other requirements to which you are held. Please consult your own accounting professional(s) for more information on how the grant award should be treated.