2022 Summer Care Grants: Assistance for Working Families

It’s not just the child care shortage that makes summer care difficult. It’s also the expense.

Summer can be a very challenging time for working families with elementary age children who are out of school. These kids are not old enough to stay home alone, and their parents need safe reliable care for them so they can remain in the workforce. This often leads to a patchwork of camps and caregiver at a great expense to many families.

To help, a Summer Care Grant will be available May 20th – June 3rd for working families with children entering K-5th grade in the fall of 2022. Families will be eligible for $1,500 & $2,500 per child in scholarships to pay for summer care including nannies, babysitters, camps, and other relevant expenses.

As a local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, the nonprofit Child Care Connections (CCC) will administer regional Summer Care Grants on behalf of MT’s Early Childhood and Family Support Division (ECFSD) through the Department of Health and Human Services. ECFSD anticipates a total of 3,200 scholarships to be awarded across the state of Montana. Applications will be awarded following a regional allocation formula based on census information, to ensure equitable access.

 This opportunity is made possible by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA). Additional information and application are available at cccmontana.org or (406) 587-7786.
Child Care Connections is a 501(c)3 nonprofit advocating for the well-being and quality care of children by supporting early childhood professionals, families, and the communities we serve. We offer services in Gallatin, Lewis & Clark, Park, Meagher, Jefferson and Broadwater Counties.