Home Grown is pleased to introduce the cohort of incredible provider leaders in our Leading from Home initiative. Home Grown created Leading from Home with the belief that it is critical to engage providers and parents in policy change and to support the leadership of providers and their ability to influence policy and systems.
Home Grown partnered with the Urban Institute and Child Trends to look at the CACFP and opportunities for home-based child care provider participation. The two reports present overlaps in their findings and recommendations, including the importance of building relationships, cross-system collaboration, and centering the realities of HBCC providers and caregivers
As we collectively see, learn, and support FFN caregivers, we will better value and include these essential caregivers and the children and families they serve in early childhood systems. With new federal investments, now is the time to embark on this journey to make our system more inclusive and equitable.
The application for a first time PPP is straightforward and forgiveness–the process of removing the debt so you can keep the funds–is easier than ever. The PPP deadline has been extended until May 31, 2021.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave provides home-based child care providers with the opportunity to receive funds that can support them with expenses needed to run their organizations. There are two programs through which home-based child care providers can provide this leave.
On December 27, 2020 a new program was approved that builds off the EIDL, called the Targeted EIDL. Targeted EIDL is intended to help level the playing field and compensate for some of the inequities of the EIDL advance last spring and accordingly is limited to specific communities.
The pandemic has turned into a marathon that none of us expected. The strain it has put on all of you is only matched by the strain it has put on your businesses, pushing you to the breaking point in many cases. The good news is that much needed help has arrived.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the George Kaiser Family Foundation built an online platform, Kith.care to support essential workers in qualifying and paying their relatives for in-home child care.
Home Grown’s program succeeded in helping some home-based providers access PPP funds, but many were shut out of this public funding in a time of crisis.