ADDITIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NOW CLOSED
Round 2 funding decisions are underway. Applicants will be notified by award letter in the coming weeks. Mahalo for your participation!
The Required Federal Reporting Questionnaire is now available to complete for providers who received the Child Care Stabilization Grant funds between October 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. The due date to complete and submit the questionnaire is January 30, 2023. Please note the questionnaire is mandatory. Also don’t forget to hit the submit button once you have completed the questionnaire for a service. You will lose your progress on that service if you don’t submit it.
The Final Report is available to complete for providers who have received the State of Hawaii Child Care Stabilization Grant Funds. The due date to complete and submit the Final Report is March 31, 2023. Completion of the Final Report is mandatory. The Final Report can be started by clicking Start Final Report from the menu bar, or by clicking on the the Required Final Report tile on the bottom of the page. Please do not forget to hit the submit button once you have completed the report for each child care service.
Child Care Stabilization Fund Program
The State of Hawaii Department of Human Services has received funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 to provide assistance to licensed child care providers experiencing financial hardship and child care market instability due to COVID-19. Funds are intended to cover the financial obligations of continuing operations, preventing permanent closures, and/or enabling programs to reopen safely and with financial resources to Hawaii’s families.
To be eligible for this program, you must:
Applicants will be required to provide the following documentation with their application:Completed W-9 Form (blank copy here)
Use of Funds
Subgrant funds may only be used for the categories listed below. Any remaining unspent funds must be returned to the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services by 3/31/23. Records and documentation will be required in order to prove the use of funds.
Click Apply Now on this page to start a new application. If you are responsible for more than one Provider, you will be able to submit an application for each Provider using the same login account. If your Provider includes more than one Site and/or Service, you will need to provide the relevant information for each Site/Service in order to successfully complete and submit your application. Partially completed applications will not be processed. THE STABILIZATION GRANT APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE THROUGH 11:59 P.M. FEBRUARY 15, 2022. ANY APPLICATION RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Once you have clicked Save on Section 1 of the application, you can re-access your application at any time from the Manage Existing Applications page. You can also see the status of your application at any time from that page. Please see below for more details on the different application statuses.
After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation. If we need any further information from you or need you to fix or update your application, we will send you a follow-up email with directions for logging back into the portal and viewing our specific follow-up request. We may take a couple of weeks to process your application.
You will receive an email if your application is approved, which will detail award amounts by Site/Service, along with instructions for providing evidence later on about how you spent the funds.
|Draft||Application has been started but not submitted.|
|Submitted||Application and supporting documents are ready for processing.|
|Under Review||Application and supporting documents are processing.|
|Follow-Up||Additional information is requested and must be provided by the applicant in order to continue processing.|
|Awaiting Decision||Application has completed processing and is waiting for a final decision on approval or denial.|
|Denied||Application has been denied.|
|Pending Signature||Application has been approved for payment but pending the applicant’s signature for the acceptance letter shared via email.|
|Approved||Application has been approved for payment and applicant has signed the acceptance letter.|
|Processing Payment||Payment is being processed.|
|Paid||Payment has been distributed and accepted.|
|Cancelled||Application has been cancelled by the applicant.|
If you are a licensed, regulated, and registered Child Care Provider, you may be eligible to receive a per-child amount based on service type and licensed capacity. Providers can receive additional funds if they are used for specific purposes (e.g., staff bonuses, nontraditional child care hours).
The formulas for the awards are as follows:
|Provider Type||Base Award Amount per Child|
|IT||Infant / Toddler Centers||$4,400|
|GCC||Group Child Care / Preschool||$2,800|
|FCC||Family Child Care||$3,800|
|GCH||Group Care Home||$3,800|
|BAS||Before / After School Programs||$650|
|Add-On Award Type||Add-On Award Amount|
|Employee Retention (per Employee)||$2,500|
|Nontraditional Child Care Hours (open on the weekends and after 6pm Mon-Fri), excluding scheduled closures (e.g., for holidays or vacations)||$30/hour|
Any unclaimed or unexpended funds at the end of the program will be re-distributed to eligible providers.
Upon application approval, funding awards will be processed and distributed by the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services directly to the payment information provided via direct deposit.
Additional Terms and Conditions for all applications are located here. When you submit an application, you agree to these Terms & Conditions, so please make sure you read them before you apply. Here are some additional details about the funding source for this program: