$4,000 In-Home Child Care grants are available. Grants are for parents and guardians with children ages 0-18 who cannot return to child care or school during the pandemic due to special circumstances may be eligible.
Special circumstances may include:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are oﬀering programs for school-aged children to meet the needs of working parents, and children affected during out of school time. The following application invites programs who are providing out of school time programs to apply for financial support. The grant is based on the average daily attendance at a $1000 per child, per month rate. Funds can be used to support additional costs associated with meeting health and safety needs and reduced revenue due to COVID-19 emergency.
Eligible programs are for-profit business, non-profit organizations, school/school districts, community organizations, summer camps, and licensed childcare programs that serve children aged 5 to 18 in out of school time programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is available for individual child serving sites. If an entity has multiple sites, please submit separate applications for each site. If a business/nonprofit, must be in good standing with Secretary of State. If licensed childcare, must be in good standing with DPHHS Child Care Licensing. Programs must demonstrate how they will serve at least 25% low-income children.
Grants can be used for: Efforts to respond to health and safety, including adaptations to physical space; cleaning and sanitation, operating, including, but not limited to scholarships and training; personnel costs; and transportation costs related to COVID-19 are eligible expenses. Grant funds awarded must be expended by December 30, 2020.
Ineligible expenses include: Property taxes and capital improvement projects that are not necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Maximum Award: Grants of $1000 per school-aged child per month up to $1 million per applicant are available for community organizations, nonprofit organizations, licensed child care programs, schools/school districts, summer camps, and for-profit businesses impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency to retain existing programs and services, employees, or organizational viability for provision of future services and operations. You may be funded for less than you requested.
The Montana Business Stabilization Grant program will provide working capital for Montana-owned small businesses with 50 or fewer employees that have sustained a loss of revenue due to COVID 19. Current funding available is $50 million, the maximum award amount per business is $10,000.
Have you increased, or plan to increase your capacity during the pandemic to help Montana families get back to work?
The Montana Innovation Grant program is intended to help companies scale up, improve capabilities, or drive expanded distribution of products or services developed in response to COVID-19. Non-profit and for-profit businesses of less than 150 employees with primary operations in Montana that have created an innovative product or service intended to directly confront the COVID-19 emergency can apply for grants of up to $25,000. Current funding available is $5 million.
Is your child care program registered as a nonprofit?
Social Services Nonprofit Grants of up to $10,000 per applicant are available for nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency to retain existing programs and services, employees, or organizational viability for provision of future services and operations. Eligible applicants are registered, Montana-based social service nonprofits that were operating prior to February 15, 2020. Current funding available is $10 million.
Were you unable to your rent or mortgage in part, or full, in April or May? Do you expect to not be able to pay yout rent or mortgage in part, or full, in June?
Emergency Housing Assistance Program will provide rent, security deposit, mortgage payment, and/or hazard insurance assistance as-needed for Montanans who have lost a job or substantial income loss as a result of COVID-19. Initial payments may include up to three months assistance where the eligible household can demonstrate arrears for April and May, with continuable inability to make their June payment. Montana Housing will pay the difference between 30 percent of the household’s current gross monthly income and their eligible housing assistance costs, up to $2,000 a month. Household income limits range from $75,000-$125,000 based on family size. Montanans receiving other forms of housing assistance are not eligible. Total funding available is $50 million.
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