The Clatsop Child Care Retention and Expansion Grants Program is ready to provide $275,000 to Clatsop County child care providers. This new child care grant program is focused on stabilization, coordination and financial support of current and new child care providers in Clatsop County.
A diverse group of people from Clatsop County, with the support of NW Child Care Resource & Referral and NW Early Learning Hub, have worked to create a plan to address the child care needs of our county. Thanks to initial contributions from Clatsop County Board of Commissioners, Providence Seaside and Columbia Memorial hospitals there is a new opportunity to help child care providers offer good wages, affordable and consistent child care, professional growth and business planning without increasing costs to parents.
Here is a link that provides an explanation of the grant, the application and other helpful information. https://nworegon.org/childcare-grants-program-in-clatsop-county
The grant is open to those who currently or desire to provide care to children between the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years of age. In-home and center based child care providers are encouraged to apply. Responses to questions and help in completing applications will be provided by the grant program manager ( [email protected] ) and by NW Child Care Resource and Referral ( [email protected] ). Information is available in English and Spanish. Grant applications are due by August 26 at 5PM.