Grants Available to Child Care Programs!
Don’t Miss Out on This Opportunity for Funding:
The Temporary Assistance for Stabilizing Child Care – Round 2 (TASCC-2) grant program provides financial relief to help stabilize the number of child care providers that are open by offsetting some costs of operating during the pandemic. The funding has few restrictions and can be used for wages, minor repairs and updates to the facility, and anything related to serving families during a pandemic. The grants will help cover operating costs, including paying employees, buying classroom materials and cleaning supplies, providing meals and tuition relief, and other facility expenses. Funding is NOT based on attendance or even enrollment — it is based on licensed capacity, and it is $500 per slot. An individual application must be submitted for each child care license. All licensed programs that are open are eligible for the grants, even if they do not participate in the child care subsidy program.
Grant amounts are based on each provider’s daytime licensed capacity, with a base rate of $500 per child. To be eligible, licensed providers must be open as of April 7. They must also remain open for at least one year after receiving a grant. All programs must also register through the state vendor system, STAARS. This is required to receive the funding, and it is not connected in any way to Alabama Quality STARS.
A webinar that provides step-by-step instructions for doing the STAARS registration can be found on YouTube.
STAARS Vendor Registration