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United Way for Greater Austin

COVID-19 Impact

Many home-based providers in Austin, Texas are ineligible for other public supports and funding streams. This includes providers likely to be immigrants without documentation serving children of essential workers who are also undocumented and are unable to participate in the child care subsidy system supported by the State.

According to a recent survey in Austin/Travis County, 44% of family child care homes were closed. The biggest concerns among providers were the ability to pay staff and whether families will come back after the pandemic is over.

Emergency Fund

To address these income gaps, the Success By 6 Family Child Care Emergency Fund is supporting providers to sustain the supply of home-based child care in Austin/Travis County. The fund will award 54 providers grants of up to $1,500 with the goal to address both immediate needs and long-term sustainability and quality of the in-home child care ecosystem.

Home Grown is a national collaborative of funders committed to improving the quality of and access to home-based child care with a mission to increase access to and the quality of home-based child care. 

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Celebrating Black home-based providers and their continuing legacy of communal care in their communities

This Black History Month, we're honoring Black home-based child care providers who don’t just provide care to children; their work holds up their communities, and in doing so, they continue a legacy of communal care for Black communities.
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Home Grown’s Recommendations for the CCDF State/Territory Plan Preprint

Home Grown appreciates the work of the Biden-Harris Administration to revise the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State/Territory Plan Preprint in support of greater access to high quality child care for children and families participating in CCDF. This blog contains our recommendations.
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Policy Matters: Home-Based Providers Take Our Case to the Statehouse

Learn how Home Grown's Policy Work Group is working to help inform and shape policies that support home-based child care providers.