Child Care Emergency Grant Program Application

We've received an overwhelming response to our Child Care Emergency Grant Program. We're no longer accepting applications. To help us process our applications as quickly as possible, we're requesting that you do not contact us with questions about your application or resubmit your application.

West Central Initiative and the five other Minnesota Initiative Foundations created an Emergency Child Care Grant Program to provide grants to licensed child-care providers in Greater Minnesota. Grants were awarded first come, first served of $1,000 to family-based providers and $3,000 to center-based providers within its west central Minnesota service area that includes Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties and White Earth Nation. To be eligible, providers were required to be caring for the children (ages birth to 5 years) of parents or guardians who are working in government-identified critical sectors that are exempt from the stay-at-home order. To learn more about who is considered a critical worker, please visit the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s website.


Are you a licensed family or center-based program?
Please note that school-based programs are not eligible for this funding
In what county is your program located? (select one)
Child Care Program Name
Child Care Program License Number
First Name
Last Name
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Postal Code
Cell or Business Phone Number
Phone Number
ext Extension
EIN or Tax ID Number
How many children of first responders, emergency personnel, health care workers or others deemed essential to work during this crisis are you serving?
Any other comments you would like to share at this time