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COVID-19 Preparedness Plan




Financial relief:

Licensed Family Child Care Emergency Relief Grants

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. Legislation language (section 2)

Peace Time Grant

Package 2: Greater Minnesota Initiative Grants

Press release:

Initiative Foundation release:

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.  

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

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

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.
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