Alberta Government Announces Relief for the Child Care Sector

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The Alberta Government has recently announced up to $17.8 million in grants for the child care sector during the relaunching of Alberta’s economy.

The grants will come in three phases. During the first phase, child care centres and out-of-school centres will immediately receive a one-time grant to help cover one-quarter of overhead costs, including rent and utilities.

In the second and third phases, these centres will also receive funding to help with:

  • Cleaning costs
  • Hiring and training staff when they reopen
  • Not raising parent fees

The Alberta government emphasizes that the reopening of these centres must meet the health guidance rules from the chief medical officer of health.

Learn more about the phased approach for these financial supports here: https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=71285388C2A58-EBFA-E8E6-0CEDD4EDF6EB6965

Read about Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy here: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/05/01/premier-jason-kenney-announces-alberta-relaunch-strategy/

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