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Lincoln, Neb. – The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reminds child care providers that they have until 11:59 pm on November 24 to apply for a Child Care Stabilization Grant. This grant, established by Section 2202 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides approximately $24 billion in relief funds to the child care industry, of which approximately $140 million has been allocated to the state of Nebraska. As of November 22, 2021, 2,025 applications for grants have been received and $88.4 million has been allocated to providers.
A user-friendly, online application launched on October 25, 2021. Providers have access to a toll-free contact center that offers assistance in multiple languages where questions about the application can be addressed. Deloitte, in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is assisting with the processing of provider payments, which will occur in two installments. Those interested in applying for grants can visit coronavirus.nebraska.gov. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the hotline at 1-833-500-8810.
A guidance document has been provided for applicants with additional questions: https://coronavirus.nebraska.gov/assets/ChildCareStabilizationFAQs.pdf