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COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance for OECOSL stakeholders

The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning continues to issue news and update guidance to partners and stakeholders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Listed below is the guidance released to date by OECOSL. All FSSA COVID-19 announcements can be found here.

Grants

  • Child Care Closure Assistance Grant provides assistance to a program if a program has closed due to a confirmed COVID-19 case which requires closure of a classroom or facility.

    • Grants will be awarded to programs for the purpose of continuing to regularly pay child care staff and maintain operations for the time period of the required COVID-19 closure.

    • This grant should cover the cost of lost revenue during closure from children who are funded through private pay/cash pay.

  • Providers must have been temporarily closed during the time period of this grant because of a confirmed COVID-19 case of a person affiliated with the facility.

    • Providers must be eligible to receive CCDF

    • For purposes of this grant, total grant awards will be capped at $20,000

  • Note: The grant will be evaluated every two weeks to see if funding is still available to continue. Please check the website regularly!

  • Instructions/tutorial for the Child Care Closure Assistance Grant application (August 3, 2020) - Please read these instructions before applying for the Child Care Closure Assistance Grant!

  • The Child Care Closure Assistance Grant application for the week of July 27, 2020 – August 8, 2020 is NOW CLOSED! The next Child Care Closure Assistance Grant period for the weeks of August 10, 2020 – August 22, 2020 will be posted on Monday, August 17, 2020, please revisit our website to apply.
  • Note: If a Child Care Closure Assistance Grant period has closed please contact Rene Withers at rene.withers@fssa.in.gov to request a review for an exception to apply.
  • Please note: Temporary Assistance Grants have ended! The final grant period was for the weeks of July 13, 2020 – July 25, 2020. 
    • Reminders:
      • All applicants can check status of applications by logging back into Submittable and following the instructions/tutorial posted!
      • Please check your junk/spam emails for communications and approvals from Submittable
      • Child Care Closure Assistance Grant applications cover a two week time period. Applications will be posted one grant period at a time, new grants will post once the prior grant closes. The grant period that is currently posted and subsequent grant periods will close on the dates listed on the chart below:

         
        Grant period
        Temporary Assistance Grant
        Grant closes at 6 p.m. EDT Payment
        July 13, 2020 - July 25, 2020 July 28, 2020 August 5, 2020
        Grant period
        Child Care Closure Assistance Grant
        Grant closes at 6 p.m. EDT Payment
        July 7, 2020 - August 8, 2020 August 11, 2020 August 19, 2020
        August 10, 2020 - August 22, 2020 August 26, 2020 September 2, 2020
        August 24, 2020 - September 5, 2020 September 8, 2020 September 16, 2020

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