COVID-19 Child Care Provider Resources

COVID-19 Child Care Provider Resources

New 5/4 Update on the Minnesota Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grants

The next application round will open on May 5 and more information will be made available at that time. Applications will be available through May 12 at 5:00 p.m. Applications are evaluated based on priorities outlined in the legislation, NOT on a first-come-first-serve basisWhether or not a child care program received a grant in Round One, they still need to complete a new application for Round Two.


Please contact with questions.

New 3/26 at 3:30 p.m. – Please help spread the word to your local child care providers!

Press Release:

General Program Information:

SWIF Region Program Information:

Scott Marquardt

Southwest Initiative Foundation

Economic Development and Chamber Partners,

  • Here are some Coronavirus resource compilation websites for child care providers:
  • These Facebook pages also have a lot of Coronavirus resources for child care providers:
  • For child care providers established as a nonprofit organization:
  • Attached is a memo from Governor Walz.


Scott Marquardt

Southwest Initiative Foundation

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