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COVID-19 Child Care Guidance

COVID-19 Child Care Guidance

  /  COVID-19 Child Care Guidance

CASY will continue to work to keep this information updated with new guidance released from the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning. To ensure you are reading the most update to date guidance released, we urge you to visit their website directly at: https://www.in.gov/fssa/carefinder/5761.htm

COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance for OECOSL stakeholders

Child Care Closure Assistance Grant provides assistance to a program if a program has closed due to a confirmed COVID-19 case which requires closure of a classroom or facility.

      • Grants will be awarded to programs for the purpose of continuing to regularly pay child care staff and maintain operations for the time period of the required COVID-19 closure.
      • This grant should cover the cost of lost revenue during closure from children who are funded through private pay/cash pay. • Providers must have been temporarily closed during the time period of this grant because of a confirmed COVID-19 case of a person affiliated with the facility.
      • Providers must be eligible to receive CCDF
      • For purposes of this grant, total grant awards will be capped at $40,000

Note: The grant will be evaluated every two weeks to see if funding is still available to continue. Please check the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning COVID-19 webpage regularly!


  • All applicants can check status of applications by logging back into Submittable and following the instructions/tutorial posted!
  • Please check your junk/spam emails for communications and approvals from Submittable
  • Child Care Closure Assistance Grant applications cover a two week time period. Applications will be posted one grant period at a time, new grants will post once the prior grant closes.

Please Note: When applying for this grant you will only claim the self/private/cash paying children that are absent or did not attend due to closure from your program. All CCDF voucher children will be paid by using personal days through the late attendance process.

Build, Learn, Grow

Indiana’s Build, Learn, Grow program to help connect more families to high-quality early childhood education opportunities and provide long-term recovery for programs is underway and going strong!

Questions about this opportunity? Click here to find the Frequently Asked Questions.





Resources from Child Care Aware

Child care providers across the nations are closing as measures are set in place to reduce the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). If your child care business has closed or seen a drop in children attending and you’re experience financial distress, these resources can help.

Emergency Funding Resources that Child Care Providers Can Use Now

Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA) has also prepared several resources including a video covering the following topics:

  • Background and prevalence of the virus
  • Protection in childcare
  • Hygiene practices including cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting*
  • Exclusion policies
  • Social distancing
  • When to seek medical attention
  • Self-care

View those resources here. *Please note: It is the recommendation of Child Care Aware that “Family style dining should be suspended indefinitely to prevent multiple hands touching utensils and to decrease the risk of contamination.”

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