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Murray County wants to retain existing providers in the County and add new providers to increase total capacity. To achieve this goal, the County has dedicated $16,000 to grant to new and existing childcare providers.

 

APPLICATION

GUIDELINES

  • Existing Family Child Care providers may apply for grants of up to $500.
  • New Family Child Care providers may apply for grants of up to $750. New providers must be licensed and operating before grant funds will be disbursed.
  • New and existing Day Care Centers may apply for grants of up to $1,000. New centers must be licensed and operating before grant funds will be disbursed.
  • Grant applications must be submitted and approved before expenses are incurred.
  • Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to licensing and background check fees, training fees, equipment purchases, and building improvements required to obtain or maintain licensing.
  • Grant funds will be disbursed for approved expenses after receipts are submitted.
  • Up to 2 reimbursement requests may be submitted per approved grant.
  • Murray County staff may conduct site visits to verify uses of grant funds.
  • Should a grant recipient stop providing child care services in Murray County within 1 year of receiving a grant, 100% of the grant dollars must be paid back to Murray County:
  • Grant recipients will be eligible to apply for additional grants one calendar year after receiving the initial grant.
  • Grants will be awarded until the fund is depleted.

Please contact Amy Rucker at 507-836-6023 or arucker@co.murray.mn.us with questions.