Childcare and Early Development Spring 2021 Coronavirus Response & Relief Grant

Applying for Childcare and Early Development Spring 2021 Coronavirus Response & Relief Grant

Purpose

The purpose of this grant is to stabilize the childcare and early learning market that has been adversely affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The funds being offered should be used to offset costs or lost revenue directly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds can also be used by childcare or early learning facilities that are currently closed due to the pandemic to assist with reopening.  Examples of such costs can be found on the application.

Update: Please note that applications for this grant will close early on April 2, 2021 due to the overwhelming number of applications being received.


Eligibility

Childcare facilities, childcare family homes, and early learning centers which are licensed by Washington State and located in the Tribe’s service area of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties are eligible to apply for this grant from the Snoqualmie Tribe’s CCDF program.

The childcare or center must be actively operating. For a childcare or center that is currently closed due to the pandemic, to be eligible to receive the funds the center must have a plan to reopen within 90 days of receipt of funding, failure to reopen will result in a return of funds.

Funding priority is given to organizations who are currently approved under the Tribe’s Childcare and Development Fund Program and/or who provide services to Native children, however all organizations are invited to apply.


Available Grants

This year, the Snoqualmie Tribe is soliciting applications from licensed childcare and early learning providers under the following funding allotments. Funding will be provided to all eligible applicants until funds have been exhausted. Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are submitted.

  • Licensed Childcare-Family Home – Up to $10,000
    A provider licensed by the State to operate a family home childcare/early learning program within the licensee's family living quarters.
  • Licensed Facility or Early Learning Center (Small up to 15 children)- Up to $ 12,000                                                  
    A facility licensed by the State, providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through twelve years of age for periods of less than twenty-four hours a day. Active enrollment at the facility prior to the pandemic (March 2020) of 15 children or less.
  • Licensed Facility or Early Learning Center (Medium up to 30 children) – Up to $15,000
    A facility licensed by the State, providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through twelve years of age for periods of less than twenty-four hours a day. Active enrollment at the facility prior to the pandemic (March 2020) of 30 children or less.
  • Licensed Facility or Early Learning Center (Large more than 30 children) – Up to $20,000
    A facility licensed by the State, providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through twelve years of age for periods of less than twenty-four hours a day. Active enrollment at the facility prior to the pandemic (March 2020) of more than 30 children.


Process

The Snoqualmie Tribe will be accepting applications for the 2021 Spring Funding Cycle from March 20, 2021 to April 2, 2021. Following the deadline, the Tribe will review the applications submitted and follow up with organizations regarding any questions. For the 2021 Spring Funding Cycle, the Tribe anticipates distributing funds in early May 2021.

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe reserves the right to modify the criteria for the funds at any time.

Required Materials

  • Application from Organization –
    • Must be fully filled out.
    • Must include the requested budget information regarding use of funds up to the amount the organization is eligible for based on the above listed amounts.
  • Copy of current State license.
  • Form W9 with tax ID information


Reporting Requirement

For the 2021 Spring Funding Cycle, the Snoqualmie Tribe will request the childcare/centers who are open and operating and who receive a grant to submit a report or written statement to the Tribe no later than September 1, 2022 that outlines how the grant was utilized.  For childcare/centers who are currently closed and receive a grant, a report and verification of reopening must be submitted within 90 days of receipt of funding or no later than August 31, 2021. Reports can be submitted to childcare@snoqualmietribe.us

Questions/Application submission

Please contact the Tribe’s CCDF Program at childcare@snoqualmietribe.us

Application