Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

COVID-19 Impact

Roughly 33% of available child care slots in Chautauqua County are filled at this time. The sector has lost more than $1 million in revenue since COVID-19 began.

Emergency Fund

A coalition of philanthropy, government, and business partners has allowed the Chautauqua County Crisis Response Fund to deploy mini-grants to the local child care resource and referral organization to assist 49 home-based child care providers that are impacted by COVID-19.

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Valuing and Including FFN Care in Early Childhood Systems

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Special Series: The PPP Extension and Home-Based Child Care By Gary Romano Civitas Strategies

If you haven’t received a PPP, it is a great time to get in on the program before it ends. 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 extending until May 31, 2021.
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Special Series: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave By Gary Romano Civitas Strategies

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: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family & Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA).