2021 Child Care Relief Fund Grant Application

Child Care Relief Grant Application closed on 3/3/21 at 3:00 p.m.

Grants will be processed as soon as possible with payments expected to be processed by April 30, 2021​.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides $10 billion in much-needed direct pandemic-related relief for the child care sector. These funds can be used to support providers facing reduced enrollment and increased costs of serving children safely, reduce family co-payments, pay staff salaries, provide care for the children of essential workers regardless of income, support costs related to reopening, and more.

MSDE is pleased to provide the Child Care Pandemic Relief Fund Grant to all operating child care programs in Maryland.

Grant payments begin May 10, 2021 

               Direct Deposit form        build a plan tool          build a plan tool faqs          Frequently Asked Questions for the Pandemic Relief Grant Fund          Form to contact MSDE about the Relief Grant Fund