The Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Illinois Action for Children, Steans Family Foundation, Advance Illinois, Jones Tax Group, and Open Door Advisors are collaborating to support child care providers interested in applying for the federal Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, two forgivable Small Business Administration loans. Interested providers should complete this survey though Thursday, April 16th. Once the survey is completed, the collaboration will contact you to provide assistance.

Last week, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development hosted a webinar that gave an overview of the current federal and state supports available to providers, including for-profit and non-profit, child care and preschool, center- and home-based, licensed and license-exempt. This webinar was accompanied by a toolkit containing resources to help providers take advantage of the right supports for their specific situation.