CARES Grant Application: DAYCARE, CHILDCARE & PRESCHOOL

The deadline to apply for Daycare, Childcare, Preschool Grants is Oct. 30.

Overview of the Daycare, Childcare and Preschool Program

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.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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:

  • Be licensed by the State of Ohio
  • Be physically located in Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Benefit individuals living in Montgomery County, Ohio

YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS TO APPLY

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.

Sole Proprietorship

  • Copy of last 2 years tax returns, including Form 1040 with Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business
  • Copy of most recent Form W-3 Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements
  • Copy of most recent Form 1096 Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information
  • Copy of completed and signed W-9
  • Number of independent contractors (Form 1099-Misc.)
  • Include a budget narrative that details how grant funds will be used, if awarded

Partnership

  • Copy of last 2 years tax returns, Form 1040
  • Copy of Partnership Agreement
  • Listing of all partners and percentage of partners’ ownership
  • Copy of completed and signed W-9
  • Copy of Form W-3 Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements
  • Copy of Form 1096 Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns
  • Number of independent contractors (Form 1099-Misc.)
  • Include a budget narrative that details how grant funds will be used if awarded

Corporation

  • Copy of last 2 years corporation tax returns
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Listing of Board of Directors/Members
  • Copy of completed and signed W-9
  • Copy of Form W-3 Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements
  • Copy of Form 1096 Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns
  • Number of independent contractors (Form 1099-Misc.)
  • Include a budget narrative that details how grant funds will be used if awarded

APPLY TODAY

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.