Access Home Grown’s guides, toolkits, events, and more.
State Recommendations: Scaling Effective Stabilization Funds for HBCC
Home Grown is sharing state recommendations for scaling effective stabilization funds for home-based child care providers. The recommendations are based on the final data from the Home-Based Child Care Emergency Fund created in April 2020.
Responding to COVID-19: HBCC Emergency Fund
In April 2020, Home Grown and its members created the Home-Based Child Care (HBCC) Emergency Fund) with $1.2 million in funding to catalyze the development of regional funds that provide direct financial support to home-based child care (HBCC) providers, including both regulated family child care (FCC) providers and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers across the nation. This report contains the final data of the findings.
2020 Tax Resources
The past year, 2020, was like no other we’ve experienced in our life time. We have endured a global pandemic that not only impacted or threatened our health, but also our livelihoods. Home-based child care providers have felt the impact of the pandemic harder than most industries.
CCDF Policy and Investment Recommendations for States
This resource offers ideas and suggestions for states to consider as they prioritize stabilizing the supply of HBCC. This complements the Stabilization Fund Strategies resource.
Blogs and Articles
Valuing and Including FFN Care in Early Childhood Systems
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.
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.
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).
HBCC Across the 50 States: Policy Scan Findings
Each state sets its own regulations for child care, including everything from licensing requirements to subsidy rates. This variation is more evident than with home-based child care, where even the definition of what it means to be a provider is inconsistent. This 50 state policy scan of data illuminates these differences and highlights some trends.
Webinar: 2020 Taxes for HBCC Providers
Webinar: March 4th, 1:00pm Eastern. The 2020 Tax Season is here. What do you need to think about in light of the pandemic? Join us for the webinar and receive our free guide.