Governor Pritzker Announces $270M Grant Program for Illinois Child Care Providers

The Governor’s Office has announced a $270 million Child Care Restoration grant program, provided for in the FY21 budget passed by the General Assembly. The grant program will dedicate at least $270 million of the state’s Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (CURE) Fund to supporting childcare providers in Illinois as they continue to provide care to children through the COVID-19 pandemic.

An “Intent to Apply” online survey is available here. The information gathered will aid in the development of the grants program to be released in July 2020 with providers receiving their first installments later this summer. The opportunity to respond to the survey will close on June 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm. All interested child care providers are encouraged to respond. 

More information can be found on this Child Care Restoration Grant information page.