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Regional child care grant application open until Sept. 25

At Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership a wide array of programs and services are provided that are designed to meet the unique needs of the children, families and seniors that live in the communities that are served.

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ALEXANDRIA — Child Care Aware Northwest annual regional grants are available Sept. 1 through Sept. 25.

Programs that are eligible for this grant include any program that is actively providing early learning services to children ranging in age from birth to school-age and is currently licensed with the Minnesota Department of Human Services or Tribal Government or legally license-exempt, which include certified centers.

Counties in the Northwest District include: Douglas, Clay, Otter Tail, Stevens, Traverse, Grant, Pope, Roseau, Kittson, Marshall, Lake of the Woods, Pennington, Norman, Polk, Red Lake, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Becker and Wilkin.

In a press release, Kelli Rohrer, Child Care Aware manager, said, “These grants are intended to support, sustain and increase quality of child care programs. Family child care programs can be awarded up to $2,000 and child care centers can be awarded up to $3,000.”

The following are some helpful tips:

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  • If you have not created an organization account in Develop, you will need to do so in order to apply. The approval process when creating an organization profile can take up to three business days, so make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to do this and submit your application prior to the closing date. Educators with questions on how to create an organizational profile can contact the Develop Help Desk at support@develophelp.zendesk.com or 844-605-6938.
  • You can find helpful information, including a recording of the grant workshop with
    step-by-step instructions, on CAPLP’s website, caplp.org/childrenfamilies.html . Scroll down to the blue section for “Child Care Aware: Supporting Quality Child Care” and look for “Apply for Child Care Educator Grants.” The Regional Grant application will be available at www.developtoolmn.org/.

At Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership a wide array of programs and services are provided that are designed to meet the unique needs of the children, families and seniors that live in the communities that are served. All of the programs and services work together to help achieve their mission to Eliminate Poverty, Empower Families, and Engage Communities.
CAPLP believes in a holistic approach to helping people build a better future for their families.

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