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ARPA - Child Care Capacity Building Opportunity Funded Projects

ARPA - Child Care Building Opportunity Funded Projects

On behalf of Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and our partners at DHHS, we offer congratulations to the following projects that have been selected to receive ARPA funding to increase quality child care capacity in Nebraska:

  • School District of Columbus Foundation - Platte County, NE
  • Merrick County Childcare Inc. - Merrick/Nance/Polk/Hamilton Counties, NE
  • Fremont Family Coalition - Dodge County, NE
  • Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Center - Dawson County, NE
  • Educando - Douglas County, NE
  • Schuyler Community Schools - Colfax County, NE
  • Sky High Learning Center - Gage County, NE
  • Upside Down Childcare LLC - Kimball County, NE
  • Fits & Giggles - Madison and Colfax Counties, NE
  • Nebraska City Area Economic Development - Otoe County, NE
  • Lexington Communities for Kids - Dawson County, NE
  • Little Vibes - Nuckolls County, NE
  • Kidz Corner - Antelope County, NE
  • Tecumseh Tomorrows - Johnson County, NE
  • Hope Daycare LLC - Douglas & Sarpy Counties, NE
  • RAGA LLC - Holt County, NE

“This project is made possible by funding the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services received through Nebraska Legislative Bill 1014: appropriation of funds allocated to the State of Nebraska from the federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund pursuant to the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, 42 U.S.C. 802.”

Additional Funding Opportunities

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation in partnership with DHHS anticipates another round of funding through a similar RFP process to be announced in the spring with contracts starting July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024.  Check back this spring at the www.communitiesforkids.org website for details.  

A new grant opportunity is also coming out from Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services soon! The Business and Child Care Partnership Grant will launch January 17, 2023. This opportunity will provide one-time grants to individuals, businesses and organizations looking to start a new licensed child care program in Nebraska or for currently licensed programs wanting to expand their capacity. More information on the Business and Child Care Partnership Grant program can be found at www.dhhs.ne.gov/CCDF later in December.  For questions on this opportunity, contact dhhs.childcaregrants@nebraska.gov.