Our daycare, childcare and preschool institutions provide a necessary service for our community. These organizations are tasked with additional requirements to keep our children (and adults) safe during the pandemic, and the Montgomery County Office of CARES Act developed this grant program to help them.
Montgomery County has allocated $5 million from federal CARES Act funds to help our daycares (for both children and adults), childcare organizations and preschools. Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to eligible daycare, childcare and preschool institutions through this program. These grants can cover expenses incurred because of the public health emergency with COVID-19 (including expenses already incurred as well as anticipated expenses between March 1 and Dec. 30, 2020).
Allowable expenses include mortgage or rent and costs for nutritional programs, PPE supplies, and technology.
To be eligible for CARES Act funds, you must be able to prove that the pandemic has had a negative impact on your business. Your daycare or preschool also must:
Required documents depend on how your organization is organized. After you apply, you will need to submit the following documents to the Office of CARES Act to be considered for funding.
Follow the link below to the online application for daycares, childcares and preschools. After you apply, you will receive an email asking for the required documents above. You will need to reply to that email with all you required documents attached.