Stanislaus County Office of Education Receives $509,000 Grant for Use in Providing Safe & Healthy Childcare Settings in Response to COVID-19 

Contacts:       childcarerr [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org
                       Judy Boring, Public Information Officer, 238-1709 – jboring [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org  
                       Cynthia Fenech, Communications Director, 238-1704

The Stanislaus County Office of Education’s (SCOE) Resource & Referral Programs received $509,000 from the California Department of Education in May to support Cleaning and Supplies for Childcare Providers (CSCP).

To date, SCOE has funded 120 applications for a total of $176,939 and is currently accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive CSCP funding, providers must now be open or intend to reopen during the COVID-19 emergency. Funds may be utilized for supplies and services purchased beginning on March 4, 2020, and must be spent by June 30, 2020. The applications are available online at www.findchildcarestanislaus.org 

Eligible licensed and licensed-exempt centers and home-based providers who offer services to families receiving subsidies or private paying families who provide childcare for children of essential workers should apply.

Funding is allocated based on the childcare provider's capacity and a per-child funding amount of $65.89. For license-exempt providers, capacity shall be the total number of children served by the provider at any single time. For example, a licensed facility with a licensed capacity of 20 would receive $1,317.80 (20 x $65.89).

Examples of allowable expenses include:

  • Cleansers and sanitizers;
  • Masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment;
  • Labor costs associated with additional time for cleaning or cleaning services;
  • Instructional materials necessary to implement social distancing and other reasonable health and safety costs associated with responding to state and local health official COVID-19 guidance.

Providers that are currently closed and do not intend to reopen (during COVID-19) and Local Education Agencies are not eligible for the CSCP funds.

 

 

Date Published: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020