Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grants

Information for Child Care Providers - Responding to COVID19

Executive Order 20-20 directs Minnesotans to Stay at Home. It does not direct child care providers to close. Caregivers and child care providers are expressly listed as critical sector exemptions.
​As part of their COVID-19 Response Supplemental Budget proposal, Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan proposed $30 million in funding for emergency grants for licensed child care providers serving essential workers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.