The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has provided resources to states to distribute stabilization grants to child care providers to ensure that child care is available to support families and businesses as the economy recovers. These grants are now available for eligible child care agencies in Tennessee. The purpose of these grants is to provide child care agencies relief for operational expenditures for a three-month period to allow the opportunity to build revenue for ongoing sustainability, with the total amount each childcare agency varied depending on their size and licensed capacity. These grants will provide hundreds of dollars monthly for each child the agency can serve to cover a three-month grant period.
UT Social Work Office of Research and Public Service (SWORPS) is supporting the grant application process for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grants. SWORPS was recognized for its role in helping TDHS support child care providers endure economic hardship as the economy recovers from the pandemic.
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