Since the onset of COVID-19, child care programs in Washington, DC have suffered financial losses that have severely impacted their ability to maintain staff and pay monthly expenses. Financial relief that helps cover expenses like payroll, operating expenses, and supplies is essential to sustain the sector. The District already has a critical shortage of child care, especially infant and toddler care. Providing immediate assistance to child care programs ensures that programs will be able to reopen, maintain the existing child care supply and provide jobs to hundreds of child care workers.
LIIF’s DC emergency child care relief efforts provided grants to cover payroll and operating expenses for over 250 home and center-based providers in the District through the DC Child Care COVID Relief Grant for home-based child care, DC Access to Quality Child Care COVID-relief Grant, and the DC Child Care Road to Recovery Fund. These funds are currently closed.
For questions about these programs, or to be added to our email list to receive notifications about future funding, please email childcareDC@liifund.org.
Last week, I couldn’t sleep because I didn’t want to let my staff or families down. Today, I feel much lighter and extremely hopeful. In the most heartfelt manner. Thank you.
Donna Mason, Executive Director, St. Alban’s Early Childhood Center
Want to participate in LIIF’s COVID-19 Child Care Relief Effort? Your generosity will provide direct relief to those child care businesses left vulnerable by the pandemic. Please contact us to learn more about how to contribute to our regional relief efforts.