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Child Care Stabilization Grant

OCCRRA is excited about the opportunity to support Ohio’s Child Care Stabilization Sub-Grants.  The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), Office of Family Assistance, was approved through the State of Ohio Controlling Board and Legislative Appropriation to spend these federal stabilization relief funds.

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 was signed into law on March 11, 2021, issuing $14.99 billion in Supplemental Discretionary funds to states. Supplemental Discretionary Funds support states efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild a better child care system. Section 307.230 of Amended Substitute House Bill No. 33 of the 135th General Assembly re-appropriated authority for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to expend the Supplemental Funds to be used, in part, for workforce supplements, program business development supports, and special needs services. As a result, Phase 4 stabilization grants are being implemented.

Please see the Phase 4 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for common grant and application questions and Stabilization Grant Application User Guide for screen shots about how to complete the application.

Child Care Stabilization Grant Reconciliations are now available in your program’s Organization Dashboard to reconcile your Phase 4 grant funds.  Please review the Phase 4 Reconciliation Guidance Document on information about how to complete your expense report and what documentation is needed if your program is selected for a desk review.  Please note that all reconciliations must be submitted no later than July 31, 2024.

Centers and In-Home Aides Guidance

Family Child Care Guidance

For additional questions, please contact OCCRRA at support@occrra.org or 614-396-5959.