We are excited to announce the launch of the Child Care Provider Catalyst Funds to assist Childcare Providers in Dallas County! 

We've received funds from Dallas County, the City of Irving and The Dallas Foundation to help support and sustain eligible childcare providers through the COVID-19 crisis. Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas through our child care contractor, ChildCareGroup, will distribute micro-grants to eligible, licensed early childhood centers and homes across Dallas County to help support, sustain and ramp-up operations. 

Micro-grants will be awarded on a first-come, first serve basis to eligible providers meeting one of the criteria as long as funding is available.  Applications received by close of business Monday, August 10, 2020 will be reviewed first and determined eligible for an award.  Any subsequent applications received after the initial date above, will be reviewed and awarded on a first come, first serve basis based upon availability of funding. To be eligible*, childcare providers must meet one of the following funding criteria:  
 
Dallas County Emergency Childcare Assistance Distribution-CARES Act funding $3,000 micro-grants 
Excluding the City of Dallas, providers must 1) be a for profit organization (non-profit organizations are not eligible); 2) be officially registered with the State, physically located, and operating within Dallas County (excluding the City of Dallas); 3) been in existence February 1, 2019; 4) be current in the payment of all Dallas County and local taxes; 5) currently provide childcare services to children of essential workers; 6) demonstrate a loss of at least 25% in income since March 1, 2020 because of the pandemic; and 7) a signed memorandum of understanding to serve children in the child care assistance subsidy program.   Owners of multiple businesses will only be eligible for one award. 
  
City of Irving Emergency Childcare Center Assistance Program-CARES Act funding $5,000 micro-grants  
City of Irving providers must 1) be located in the City of Irving; 2) registered or licensed through the Texas Health and Human Services; 3) been in existence as of January 1, 2020; 3) be current in the payment of all City of Irving taxes; 4) provide child care services to children of covered essential workers; 5) demonstrate a loss of at least 25% in income since March 1, 2020 because of the pandemic.  
 
The Dallas Foundation COVID-19 Relief funding $3,000 micro-grants 
Dallas County providers must 1) be officially registered with the State, physically located, and operating within the Dallas County; 2) been in existence February 1, 2019; 3) be current in the payment of all Dallas County and local taxes; 4) currently provide childcare services to children of essential workers; and 5) demonstrate a loss of at least 25% in income since March 1, 2020 because of the pandemic.  
* Meeting the criteria does not obligate the County to provide assistance to any childcare provider. Also, employees of Dallas County nor the City of Irving are not eligible for assistance nor are franchises, entities whose primary revenue is derived from rental/income-producing properties, persons/entities who are a party to a lawsuit against the County, City of Irving, or who have been a party to a contract with the County or City of Irving that has been terminated in the past thirteen months because of insufficient performance.  

If you need assistance completing the application, please contact Samantha Moya at smoya@ccgroup.org.

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