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Bono de retención

Bonos disponibles para proveedores de cuidado infantil y empleados que brindaron cuidado infantil entre el álgido de la pandemia. 

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VISIÓN GENERAL

El programa de Bonos de Retención de Cuidado Infantil aborda la realidad de una alta tasa de rotación en la industria. Al proporcionar bonos de retención, esperamos estabilizar la fuerza laboral y mostrar agradecimiento por aquellos que trabajaron durante el álgido de la pandemia de COVID-19. Los bonos están disponibles tanto para los propietarios de las instalaciones de cuidado infantil como para los empleados individuales. 

Providers Retention Bonus

Bonos de retención para centros y proveedores de cuidado infantil en el hogar

Cada centro de cuidado infantil o instalación familiar en el hogar con licencia que pueda demostrar que estuvo abierto entre el 1 de julio de 2021 y el 30 de junio de 2023 será elegible para el bono de retención. Los montos de los bonos se basan en el tamaño y el tipo de instalación y son los siguientes:

  • Centros de Cuidado Infantil - $6,000
  • Instalacion Familiar en el Hogar Grande (más de 14 niños) - $5,000
  • Instalación Familiar en el Hogar Pequeña (13 niños o menos) - $4,000

 

El bono se pagará en dos instalaciones, la primera será dentro de los 60 días de haber recibido la solicitud completa. El segundo será después del final del período de elegibilidad (30 de junio de 2023) una vez que se haya verificado el estado operativo de su instalación. 

Pasos para aplicar

1. DESCARGA LOS DOCUMENTOS REQUERIDOS

2. COMPLETE TODOS LOS DOCUMENTOS

  • Se aceptarán solicitudes escritas o tecleadas. 

  • Si tiene alguna pregunta o desafio con la aplicación, comuníquese con Jade a jade@aedc1.org

3. ENVÍE SU

SOLICITUD

  • Envíe por correo electrónico la solicitud completa a jade@aedc1.org en la línea de sujeto  Solicitud de Bonificación de Retención de la Instalación

  • O envíe una copia física a 707 K St. Eureka, CA 95501, c/o Jade Hoff

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  • What happens if I do not complete the project before the deadline?
    Interest and payments are deferred for the first six months, then the provider will be responsible for making payments on the loan (interest and principal).
  • What kind of projects or expenses are not eligible for this program?
    Employee payroll or bonuses Taxes Repayment of other debts or loans Improvements to non-childcare portion of the home (for home-based facilities)
  • What is the deadline for applying?
    The funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will accept applications until the funding is exhausted. We expect to be able to provide up to 40 these loans.
  • What is the interest rate?
    7.5%
  • Are there any fees that I am responsible for?
    No! The program is paying for the credit check, UCC filing fee, accrued interest, and loan origination fees. If the participant does not complete the project in the six-month time frame, they will be responsible for making the loan payment.
  • Can I buy inventory?
    No.
  • Can I participate in this program multiple times?
    No.
  • What if I have multiple centers?
    One loan per center location will be eligible to participate in the loan forgiveness program.
  • How much can I borrow?
    The maximum is $10,000.
  • What if my project comes in under budget?
    Suppose your project comes in under budget, and you have money left over. In that case, you can submit an amendment to your project plan to add additional approved purchases.
  • What kind of projects are allowed?
    Investment in equipment such as cribs, cots, tables, highchairs, indoor and outdoor toys and playsets, bathroom accessories, strollers, changing stations, etc. Investment in the environment, such as any improvement to indoor or outdoor play space, adding fencing, lighting, etc. Investment in modernization/efficiency, such as computer equipment, cameras, and subscriptions for childcare software
  • Is there a deadline for this application?
    Retention bonuses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds will be distributed approximately 30 days after the application has been approved.
  • What if I had COVID-related closures?
    COVID-related closures do not impact your eligibility.
  • What if I operate multiple centers?
    A grant is available for each address, not each individual license. If you operate multiple centers, please submit a separate application for each.
  • Is this bonus taxable?
    Yes, there are tax implications for receiving this bonus. Since everyone’s situation is different, we recommend working with a tax consultant to understand how it is likely to impact you.
  • What if my program closes for the summer?
    If your program closes for the summer, you must show that you were open as of May 1, 2021 (or earlier) and remain open until the start of your summer session date in 2023.
  • My facility has two owners. Are we eligible for two bonuses?
    No, each facility is only eligible for one retention bonus. The owner that does not apply for the facility bonus can apply for the employee retention bonus if they work directly with children.
  • I opened my facility in 2022. Am I eligible for this bonus?
    Yes! Facilities that opened after the start of the first eligibility period (after July 1, 2021) will be eligible for the second disbursement of the retention bonus. Applications for the second round will be available after June 30, 2023.
  • I am the director of a non-profit center. Are we eligible for the retention bonus?
    The facility retention bonus is only available for for-profit childcare facilities, but the employee retention bonus is available for anyone providing childcare in a licensed facility.
  • What if my program closes for the summer?
    If your program closes for the summer, you must show that you were employed as of May 1, 2021 (or earlier) and remain employed until the start of the summer session date in 2023.
  • What if I held a part-time position for a part of the timeframe and a full-time position for another part?
    The bonus will be prorated based on the number of months in each position. For example, if you worked half-time for six months and full-time for 18 months, you would be eligible for $2,750 (total, paid in two installments). If you work part-time for one year and full-time for one year, you would be eligible for $2,500.
  • What if I split my duties between child care and administrative tasks?
    The bonus is based on time spent working directly with children. If you worked an average of 12-20 hours per week on child care tasks, you will be eligible for the part-time bonus. If you average over 21 hours per week on child care tasks, you will be eligible for the full-time bonus.
  • What if I worked for multiple employers during this time period?
    Please gather a separate Employment Attestation for each facility at which you worked.
  • What if I was out of work due to COVID closures?
    Closures due to COVID-19 do not impact eligibility.
  • Is there a deadline for this application?
    Retention bonuses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds will be distributed approximately 30 days after the application has been approved.
  • Is the bonus taxable?
    Yes, there are tax implications for receiving this bonus. Since everyone’s situation is different, we recommend working with a tax consultant to understand how it is likely to impact you.
Employee Retention Bonus

Bonos de retención para empleados

Cualquier persona que haya trabajado en el cuidado de niños u operado una instalación entre el 1 de julio de 2021 y planee permanecer en funcionamiento hasta al menos el 30 de junio de 2023 es elegible para el programa.Los montos de las bonificaciones se basarán en las horas que trabajó durante el período de operación. 

  • Empleados de tiempo completo (21-40 horas/semana) - $3,000
  • Empleados de medio tiempo (12-20 horas/semana) - $2,000

Los pagos se realizarán en 2 cuotas, una por el período comprendido entre el 1 de julio de 2021 y  30 de junio de 2022. La segunda instalación se realizará una vez finalizado el período comprendido entre el 1 de julio de 2022, y 30 de junio de 2023.

Pasos para aplicar

1. DESCARGAR LOS DOCUMENTOS REQUERIDOS

2. COMPLETE TODOS LOS DOCUMENTOS

  • Se aceptarán solicitudes escritas o mecanografiadas. 

  • Si tiene alguna pregunta o problema con la aplicación, comuníquese con Jade a jade@aedc1.org

3. ENVÍE SU

SOLICITUD

  • Envíe los documentos requeridos dejándolos o enviándolos por correo a 707 K St. Eureka, CA 95501

  • Recibirá un correo electrónico confirmando que hemos recibido su solicitud.

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  • What happens if I do not complete the project before the deadline?
    Interest and payments are deferred for the first six months, then the provider will be responsible for making payments on the loan (interest and principal).
  • What kind of projects or expenses are not eligible for this program?
    Employee payroll or bonuses Taxes Repayment of other debts or loans Improvements to non-childcare portion of the home (for home-based facilities)
  • What is the deadline for applying?
    The funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will accept applications until the funding is exhausted. We expect to be able to provide up to 40 these loans.
  • What is the interest rate?
    7.5%
  • Are there any fees that I am responsible for?
    No! The program is paying for the credit check, UCC filing fee, accrued interest, and loan origination fees. If the participant does not complete the project in the six-month time frame, they will be responsible for making the loan payment.
  • Can I buy inventory?
    No.
  • Can I participate in this program multiple times?
    No.
  • What if I have multiple centers?
    One loan per center location will be eligible to participate in the loan forgiveness program.
  • How much can I borrow?
    The maximum is $10,000.
  • What if my project comes in under budget?
    Suppose your project comes in under budget, and you have money left over. In that case, you can submit an amendment to your project plan to add additional approved purchases.
  • What kind of projects are allowed?
    Investment in equipment such as cribs, cots, tables, highchairs, indoor and outdoor toys and playsets, bathroom accessories, strollers, changing stations, etc. Investment in the environment, such as any improvement to indoor or outdoor play space, adding fencing, lighting, etc. Investment in modernization/efficiency, such as computer equipment, cameras, and subscriptions for childcare software
  • Is there a deadline for this application?
    Retention bonuses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds will be distributed approximately 30 days after the application has been approved.
  • What if I had COVID-related closures?
    COVID-related closures do not impact your eligibility.
  • What if I operate multiple centers?
    A grant is available for each address, not each individual license. If you operate multiple centers, please submit a separate application for each.
  • Is this bonus taxable?
    Yes, there are tax implications for receiving this bonus. Since everyone’s situation is different, we recommend working with a tax consultant to understand how it is likely to impact you.
  • What if my program closes for the summer?
    If your program closes for the summer, you must show that you were open as of May 1, 2021 (or earlier) and remain open until the start of your summer session date in 2023.
  • My facility has two owners. Are we eligible for two bonuses?
    No, each facility is only eligible for one retention bonus. The owner that does not apply for the facility bonus can apply for the employee retention bonus if they work directly with children.
  • I opened my facility in 2022. Am I eligible for this bonus?
    Yes! Facilities that opened after the start of the first eligibility period (after July 1, 2021) will be eligible for the second disbursement of the retention bonus. Applications for the second round will be available after June 30, 2023.
  • I am the director of a non-profit center. Are we eligible for the retention bonus?
    The facility retention bonus is only available for for-profit childcare facilities, but the employee retention bonus is available for anyone providing childcare in a licensed facility.
  • What if my program closes for the summer?
    If your program closes for the summer, you must show that you were employed as of May 1, 2021 (or earlier) and remain employed until the start of the summer session date in 2023.
  • What if I held a part-time position for a part of the timeframe and a full-time position for another part?
    The bonus will be prorated based on the number of months in each position. For example, if you worked half-time for six months and full-time for 18 months, you would be eligible for $2,750 (total, paid in two installments). If you work part-time for one year and full-time for one year, you would be eligible for $2,500.
  • What if I split my duties between child care and administrative tasks?
    The bonus is based on time spent working directly with children. If you worked an average of 12-20 hours per week on child care tasks, you will be eligible for the part-time bonus. If you average over 21 hours per week on child care tasks, you will be eligible for the full-time bonus.
  • What if I worked for multiple employers during this time period?
    Please gather a separate Employment Attestation for each facility at which you worked.
  • What if I was out of work due to COVID closures?
    Closures due to COVID-19 do not impact eligibility.
  • Is there a deadline for this application?
    Retention bonuses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds will be distributed approximately 30 days after the application has been approved.
  • Is the bonus taxable?
    Yes, there are tax implications for receiving this bonus. Since everyone’s situation is different, we recommend working with a tax consultant to understand how it is likely to impact you.
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