COVID-19 Case Studies Introduction
This series of case studies documents and highlights the experiences of four CCDF Lead Agencies – Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, and Virginia – that developed and implemented grants to support child care providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The case studies include examples of approaches Lead Agencies took to successfully create grant programs and distribute COVID-19 relief funding to providers. The insights, successes, and challenges featured in the case studies provide valuable information for other Lead Agencies to consider as they design or refine their approach to child care stabilization grants.
Each case study includes a summary of the Lead Agency’s grant program and highlights their experiences with planning and decisionmaking, implementation and management, outreach and communication, application processes, technical assistance for providers, transparency and accountability, and outcomes and lessons learned. Each case study includes information from publicly available sources and an interview with CCDF staff who then reviewed the case study for accuracy.