Licensed Family Child Care Emergency Relief Grants

Learn the facts, read the bill, ask your local

Child Care Aware agency for details

Package 1: State Relief Grant: 

$4,500 grants are for operation of business in addition to payments from those who are in attendance, including Emergency/Essential Workers.

Wait for the roll out details. Legislation language (section 2)

Package 2: Greater Minnesota Initiative Grants

Press release:

Initiative Foundation release:

The mission of Minnesota Child Care Provider Information Network (MCCPIN) is to support, promote, and strengthen the profession of licensed family child care thereby enriching the lives of providers, children, families, and communities.

Keep communication with families when they are not in attendance and/or you are not open.   Apps/electronics:

REMIND/, group text (set up as a Classroom for free service), Brightwheel, ClassDojo, etc.

Essential employee list:
Sign up for availability survey
In all actions, be kind.

Financial relief:

Small Business Association (SBA):    3.75% loans available to stay afloat (private individuals do not have access to this money.  Operational expense, think your home, your electricity, etc. 

Main page:,

Disaster Application:

REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORD!  Reset once in application may not be possible

          Sign up for SBA updates:


DEED website, Unemployment:  possible eligibility if program is shut down to a direct result of COVID-19.  

COVID-19 resources: 


State resources: 

Dept of Health:

County/City:  Connect with your city and County alerts and information!


COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Settings

Printable Resources

Business Resources:

DHS COVID-19 License information:

 Sign up for updates at the bottom of the page!

Governor Walz email list:  Sign up for updates

Child Care Aware:


National information:

Tom Copeland:, 651-280-5591

LegalShield:   Contact Cyndi Cunningham directly for MCCPIN membership benefit options

MCCPIN:,, FB:  Minnesota Child Care Provider Information Network, Phone:  636-1989


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