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Humboldt Child Care Stabilization Fund Programs

In the spring of 2022, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted to allocate $4.86 million of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) funding to support our child care industry. The Accountability Team, comprised of local child care experts and community leaders has developed several programs to distribute these funds in ways that will make a lasting impact on our child care industry, the essential people who work in that industry, and our local economy. Starting in September 2022, we will be rolling out these programs. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until that program's allotted funds are used. 

Take a look below at the overview of programs, to see which funds are applicable to you. 

Facility Improvement Forgivable Loans
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Provider & Employee Retention Bonuses 

Addresses the reality of a high turnover rate in the industry. By providing retention bonuses, we hope to stabilize the workforce and show appreciation for those who worked during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bonus Amount: $2,000-$6,000


Facility Improvement Forgivable Loans

Improves efficiency, safety, and learning for existing child care facilities in Humboldt County. This would include funding for building requirement changes, equipment and materials, and/or bridge funding as programs absorb reductions in revenue, when licensing requires more staff and fewer children to be served in infant/toddler programs. 

Loan Forgiveness Amount:  Up to  $10,000

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Hiring Bonuses

Increases certified providers and more access to care, especially in our most rural communities, and encourages Friend, Family, and Neighbor Providers to become fully certified providers

Bonus Amount: $500+

Hiring Bonuses
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