Lead Agency Examples of COVID-19 Relief Funding
These resources highlight the experiences of CCDF Lead Agencies that awarded grants to child care providers in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The resources offer examples of collaboration and planning approaches that Lead Agencies took to successfully create grant programs and distribute COVID-19 relief funding to child care providers. These grant programs used Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act funding. Moreover, the Lead Agencies’ experiences offer helpful information for other Lead Agencies as they plan and implement child care stabilization grants funded by the American Rescue Plan Act.
The Office of Child Care would like to thank the CCDF Lead Agencies for their participation and willingness to share their time, experiences, and lessons learned to inform these resources.
State Case Studies
The following is an introduction and case studies from Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, Virginia, and ACF Region I states.
This document gives an overview of the case studies, including a summary, state highlights, and common themes.
This case study explores Georgia’s experience and approach for its Short-Term Assistance Benefit for Licensed Entities (STABLE) payments.
This case study explores Illinois’s experience and approach for its Child Care Restoration grants.
This case study explores New Mexico’s experience and approach for its Child Care Stabilization and Recovery grants.
This case study explores Virginia’s experience and approach for its CARES grants.
Four Region 1 states participated in an overview and discussion about the Region 1 Common Framework for use of federal relief funds for child care.