The Wyoming Child Care Stabilization Grant opportunity was introduced to help steady Wyoming’s child care network. The grant gave financial support to eligible child care providers that had experienced increased costs, disruptions and challenges since March 2020. Funds were made available to Wyoming through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) relief funding appropriated through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), 2021.
There were two waves of funding during the WY Child Care Stabilization Grant. The first wave was a formula grant based on set criteria, including but not limited to facility type, staffing needs and available services (e.g., infant care or care for children with special needs). The second wave was specifically focused on service sustainability, access, and expansion within specific communities and statewide. Providers were required to establish the need for the funding and be thoughtful on how this funding will assist them in achieving long-term sustainability, innovative ideas, or increased access and expansion of care for their community beyond the length of these one-time funds. All awarded funds were to be used by September 30, 2023.
This grant opportunity is now closed.
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For further assistance, subgrantees can contact:
(307)-754-2245 ext. 22.