Benton County has secured $225,000 to provide emergency childcare and student assistance to low-to-moderate income residents of Benton County. The funding comes from Business Oregon's Community Development Block Grant COVID Impact Assistance Funds. Benton County is one of only three jurisdictions in the state to be awarded Impact Assistance Funds for childcare from Business Oregon.
The County is partnering with the United Way of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties and Sequoia Consulting to distribute these funds.
The goal of the project is to support parents to return to work. The project will accomplish this by providing 100% scholarships for children 0-18 from low-to-moderate income families to attend childcare and student care programming between November 1, 2021-August 31, 2022.
To be eligible, an organization must be a state-regulated organization (childcare, after school care, Club Organization, etc.) with the State of Oregon that is providing childcare or student care programming in Benton County.
DUE DATE: Applications will be accepted between December 2, 2021 until December 31, 2021. Grantees will be notified by January 15, 2022.