We are excited to announce that Saint Louis MHB is collaborating with the City of St. Louis Community Development Administration for a one-time grant opportunity to help get ARPA funding into the community for early childhood care.
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In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, $2 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funding is being made available to help stabilize early child care providers delivering high-quality care and to ensure these critical services remain available and accessible to children living in the city of St. Louis. This will be accomplished by covering the gap between the state child care subsidy rate and the cost of licensed care for children ages 0-5 who receive state subsidy to cover the time period between January 2021-December 2021.
Family home and child care center providers who are located within a Qualified Census Tract in the City of St. Louis and primarily provide services to families living in under resourced communities who have not previously received COVID-19 relief funding and in need of high-quality early childhood care.