City of Portland launches new child care grant program
In order to increase the number of child care slots available to parents, the City of Portland has launched a new child care grant program.
Both new and existing child care businesses are eligible to apply for financial assistance.
New home-based child care businesses could receive up to $15,500 in grants to help them with startup costs.
Existing child care businesses –including home-based providers, centers that serve less than 50 children, and out of school providers (before and after school) –are eligible to apply for up to $11,000 in grants to help sustain and grow their businesses.
According to Kaela Gonzalez, City of Portland American Rescue Plan Program Coordinator, applications will be posted in additional languages in the near future.
Please direct any questions to: Kaela Gonzalez, City of Portland American Rescue Plan Program Coordinator, [email protected], 207-756-8233.