Nebraska's child care providers and centers of worship must provide clean, safe facilities for the children and families they serve. In accordance with public health guidance, this includes ensuring access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfecting supplies to limit the spread of COVID-19. These resources will help facilities continue operating safely, or enable others to reopen under public health guidelines. Award amounts, explicitly to be used for COVID-19 PPE and cleaning supplies: $250 for child care homes, $500 for child care centers, $500 for places of worship.
Nebraska licensed child care providers or centers, Nebraska license-exempt subsidy child care providers, and centers of worship in Nebraska, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are eligible to apply.
The State of Nebraska will be providing transparent reporting on the CARES Act funds and names of recipients will be made public.
Child care providers and centers of worship must use the Healthy Places Grant to purchase personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves, and cleaning supplies recommended for mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Funds will be distributed as one-time payments.