Help for Child Care Providers In PG County

LARGO, MD  (Thursday, September 3, 2020) – Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks today announced details of the County’s Child Care Provider Recovery Program, which provides grants to child care centers that had to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, which was originally scheduled to begin accepting applications on September 4, will now begin taking applications on September 9, 2020. In addition, the deadline to apply has been extended to October 2, 2020. Child care providers may receive a grant up to $20,000 for licensed child care centers and up to $3,000 for registered family child care homes to support reopening costs, including personal protective equipment (PPE), payroll, supplies, rent, fixed debt payments and other operating costs.

To be eligible, child care providers must be in “good standing” with the State of Maryland, must not be in bankruptcy or litigation, and must have incurred financial losses caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency, among other requirements. The County has allocated $2 million for this program and grant awards will be announced October 9, 2020. For more information and a complete list of eligibility requirements, or to access the application starting September 9, visit: https://www.pgcedc.com/covid-child-care-recovery