Healthy Places Grant for Child Care Providers & Centers of Worship


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What you need to know

Awards announced

Awardees for the Community CARES Healthy Places Grant have been selected and announced.

  • 854 providers and organizations applied
  • 833 providers and organizations have been awarded a Healthy Places Grant
  • Child care homes will receive $250; child care centers and centers of worship will receive $500

Frequently Asked Questions

What can awardees expect next?

In August, awardees should receive an email from AmpliFund, the grant application portal, reconfirming approval of their application. They will receive the payment in August. It will be deposited in the account listed in their application.

As more precise timing of payments becomes known, this page will be updated with additional information.

What grant compliance obligations do awardees need to know?

Currently planned reporting for Healthy Places Grant awardees is minimal. Awardees can expect to receive a survey on their activities related to the funding later in the year. However, because awardees are sub-recipients of a federal grant, standard federal grant rules and regulations apply. View detailed compliance requirements.

Awardees are advised to document how their Healthy Places Grant funding is used, maintaining books, records and receipts which can be easily accessed should an auditor request to see them in the future. All expenditures should meet federal regulations, as described at 2 CFR 200. Additionally, awardees should document in narrative form the impact the funding has on their organization. In the detailed compliance requirementssee especially item 4 on page 1 for prohibited activities.

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About the Healthy Places Grant

Who is eligible?

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.

How can the grant be used?

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.

How to Apply

  1. Application Guide & Tips
    1. Spanish
  2. Sample Application
    1. Spanish
  3. Application Guide Video
  4. The Application Period is now CLOSED.

About the Community CARES Healthy Places Grant

  1. Program Guidelines – Healthy Places Grant
  2. FAQs – Healthy Places Grant

Application Deadlines

  • Start date: July 6, 2020
  • End date: July 12, 2020 - CLOSED