The San Francisco Early Education Recovery Program established by the Mayor and Board of Supervisors allows use of Proposition (Baby) C reserves to provide one-time grants and interest-free loans to early care and education providers operating in San Francisco to help cover costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Your program may be eligible for a one-time grant and/or interest-free loan program to alleviate the economic hardship threatening San Francisco’s early care and education programming. These one-time funds are available to assist licensed early care and education programs and license-exempt co-operative preschool programs with costs associated with COVID-19, which includes:
  • accommodating smaller group sizes for children to socially distance and follow public health guidance;
  • activities designed to address the availability of ECE, particularly those serving priority populations;
  • purchasing additional safety and cleaning supplies (PPEs); and
  • salaries and other compensation for staff who provide early care/learning services.
All open/operating childcare centers, preschool, and family child care homes in San Francisco are encouraged to apply for a grant and/or 0% interest loan.  Programs currently funded through OECE’s Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) system do not need to apply. The grant and loan amounts vary depending on funding availability, program type, and population served.