Child care agencies affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic can apply for reimbursement of lost income, response and recovery operations costs, equipment, materials and supplies, and consultants and coaches.

Category Explanations:

  • Lost Income: This is for agencies that are closed. Demonstrated and itemized lost operating income that results from closing the agency due to the disaster/emergency and that impacts the agency’s ability to pay ongoing expenses such as staff salaries, utilities, or insurance that are necessary for an agency to maintain viability during the process of response and recovery.
  • Response and Recovery Operations Costs: Agencies that are open and have unique activities that occur as a result of the disaster/emergency such as cleaning, utility repair, inspections, or substitute staffing.
    Agencies can apply for costs associated with operating under the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will allow agencies to continue to pay operating costs while factors such as child attendance, staff availability, and supply costs are impacted.
  • Equipment, Materials and Supplies: Costs for cleaning, sanitation and supplies may be covered.
  • Consultants and Coaches: Support for procuring curriculum, coaches, or consultants that are specifically related to disaster/emergency impacts such as helping children, caregivers, or staff through recovery, grief, anxiety, stress, or trauma.

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This project is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Contact Information

Gina Tek

Gina Tek

ChildcareTennessee, Senior Manager

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