CHILD CARE PROVIDER UPDATES

UPDATES:

CPR/First Aid Requirements

Starting March 1st, 2021, all CPR/First Aid certifications will need to include pediatric first aid & adult, child, infant CPR. Child care providers will not need to meet this requirement until their current certification is expired. 

 

SBA Payment Protection Program (PPP) Resumes

As part of the COVID-19 Relief Law, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is reopening 1/11/21 for First Draw borrowers. This round is set to authorize up to $284 billion in job retention and other expenses through March 31, 2021. Existing borrowers may apply for a Second Draw PPP loan beginning on Wednesday, 1/13/21. Providers, please reach out to your bankers ASAP if you want to access these funds. Portion spent on payroll does not have to be repaid. For additional information on key updates, eligibility, Second Draws for current borrowers, and more, here are some additional resources:

Small Business Association

Overview of First Draw PPP

Overview of Second Draw PPP

School-Aged Child Care Grant 11/17/2020

  • School-Age Child Care Grant FAQ's  CLICK HERE

  • Early recipients of the grant will need to complete The School-Aged Grant Interim Report by MONDAY NOVEMBER 23RD

  • A final report that will be due no later than January 31 2021 (the template for that final report will be sent out in December).

  • ECSB partnered with the MT Nonprofit Association to provide Town Halls on reporting requirements for the nonprofit grants and they have compiled a good FAQ resource that applies broadly to all of the DPHHS grants and could be helpful resource to childcare grantees as well CLICK HERE
  • The CFDA number for this source of funding is 21.019. 

  • Federal guidance on eligible expenses can be found here: CLICK HERE

  • Need help troubleshooting forms or navigating the Submittable grant platform? Contact support@submittable.com

  • To calculate eligible payroll expenditures, take hourly rate * number of hours worked.  Add in any employer-paid benefits (such as health insurance or retirement contributions).

Beginning 11/1/2020

  • The amount of hours that can be authorized for after-school care is changing. For the 2020-2021 school year, after-school age children can be authorized for a total of 30 hours per week beginning 11/1/2020. 

  • The sliding fee scale is being updated effective 11/1/2020. Cases will be automatically re-determined by our eligibility staff for possible changes. This may change your co-payment for the better. It will not affect your family’s 12-month eligibility period.

Beginning 10/1/2020

  • The online only option of CPR/First Aid is no longer accepted to fulfill licensing requirements. The Butte 4-C's offers in-person classes one time each month. Click HERE for more information. 

Beginning 8/1/2020

  • On 8/1/2020 the after-school rate changed to match the preschool-age state rate until further notice. Reminder the scholarship will pay either the provider’s rate or the school-age rate, whichever is lower.

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101 N Main St. Butte MT. 59701

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