Greetings Early Childhood Community,
Yesterday, Governor Pritzker announced a $270 million grant program for Illinois child care providers. The Child Care Restoration grant program will dedicate at least $270 million of the state's Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (CURE) Fund to support the economic health of child care providers as the state's economy continues to reopen in the coming weeks and months. As part of CURE, the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program is specifically designed to support businesses who endure lost revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The "Intent to Apply" online survey is available here. The information gathered will help to inform the development of the grants program to be released in July 2020 and providers will receive their first installments later this summer. The opportunity to respond to the survey will close on June 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm. All interested child care providers are encouraged to complete the survey.
Additionally, we wanted to ensure you received the below guidance that has been issued for Early Intervention and Home Visiting providers for Phase 3 of Restore Illinois.
For Early Intervention Providers
For Home Visiting Programs
Thank you and be well,
Dr. Jamilah R. Jor'dan
Acting Executive Director
Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD)