Child Care Grants now available through Aitkin County

Child Care Grants now available through Aitkin County

February 14, 2022 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0
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By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (2/15/22)

(Aitkin, MN) — Aitkin County recently announced they will be awarding grants to new and existing child care providers in an effort to increase the amount of child care slots and/or child care jobs within the business.

Grants must be used by eligible businesses in one of three categories:

  • Category I: Grant awarded for existing Child Care facilities to assist them with physical equipment and infrastructure improvements
  • Category II: Grant awarded for the purpose of aiding in training for assistant Child Care workers for their facilities.
  • Category III: Grant awarded for aid in opening new facilities and/or licensing fees for new or start-up child child care facilities.

The following State criteria must be met for eligibility:

  1. The Child Care business must have a physical establishment in Aitkin County
  2. The Child Care business must have a current active license or in the process of completing the license.

For additional questions, be sure to contract Economic Development Coordinator Mark Jeffers by email.