The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) is still taking applications from center and at home childcare providers for grants of up to $50,000 to cover operating expenses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Providers with lower-than-expected enrollment can use the grants to cover expenses such as rent, payroll, utilities, personal protective equipment, ensuring sanitary physical spaces, and implementing online communications and learning. The amount of the grant will be determined by the size of the business and the availability of funding.
AAEDC will give priority consideration to providers that serve low-income communities, families residing in childcare desert communities, or children with special needs such as infant and toddler, Head Start, 504 plans, and Individualized Education Program plans (IEP).
Providers can apply for the grant by visiting: https://www.aaedc.org/business/financing-and-tax-credits/childcare-providers-support-program/.