The Low Income Investment Fund COVID-19 Relief for ECE Providers 

The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is partnering with regional funders and local partners to get resources into the hands of the small businesses – primarily owned by women and people of color – that provide this critical service. Through the generous support of our funders, LIIF is making emergency relief grants to ECE providers in three of our regions: Washington, DC, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Click one of the applications for your region below for more information and to apply!


San Francisco Bay Area

1) ECE Emergency Grants

With funding from the Heising- Simons Foundation, First 5 Alameda County, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Center for Early Learning, LIIF launched the COVID-19 Child Care Project in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara to provide emergency grants to licensed family child care providers who are experiencing financial hardships. Eligible providers will receive emergency funding to cover staff salaries, rent and other operating expenses that are usually covered by tuition. We are no longer accepting applications for this program at this time

2) San Francisco Renovation & Repair Grants

Beginning July 7, 2020 the San Francisco Child Care Facilities Fund, a program of the Low Income Investment Fund, will begin accepting applications for the COVID-19 Renovation & Repair Response Grant. As programs begin to reopen and others transition from emergency child care for essential workers to regular operations, all providers must apply new and updated regulations to ensure the safety of children, staff, and families. Part of these regulations include changes made to the physical environment to practice social distancing with young children. LIIF’s Renovation & Repair Grant is available to support COVID related modifications for both Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Programs. Scroll down for more information about the application process. For questions, email ccff@liifund.org.

Washington, DC 

1)  The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) launched the DC Access to Quality Child Care Expansion COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant which will support approximately 40 DC Access to Quality Child Care Expansion (A2Q) sub-grantees experiencing financial hardship due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The OSSE-funded, LIIF-administered grant is open to all A2Q sub-grantees, including subsidy, non-subsidy, center- and home-based providers, and A2Q projects still under construction. OSSE continues to look for additional funding to expand this grant opportunity to non-A2Q sub-grantees.  We are no longer accepting applications for this program at this time.


2)  LIIF also launched a Washington DC COVID Response Grant Program, funded by the Greater Washington Community Foundation. This program will provide grants to cover payroll and operating expenses for child development home providers in the District with the greatest need. This grant is supported by the DC Family Child Care Association. We are no longer accepting applications for this program at this time. For questions, email childcareDC@liifund.org.


New York City

LIIF and the JPB Foundation are partnering to make emergency relief grants available to support family child care providers in New York City who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 through a newly launched New York City Child Care Emergency Grant Fund. If awarded, programs may use the funds to cover payroll and other operating expenses. This program is supported by the Early Childhood Partners of the NY Community Trust. We are no longer accepting applications for this program at this time. For questions about the program, email childcarenyc@liifund.org.

San Francisco COVID-19 Renovation & Repair Response Grant - Child Care Center

Purpose

As programs begin to reopen and others transition from emergency child care for essential workers to regular operations, all providers must apply new and updated regulations to ensure the safety of children, staff, and families. Part of these regulations include changes made to the physical environment to practice social distancing with young children. LIIF’s Renovation & Repair Grant is available to support COVID related modifications. This funding is provided through the City and County of San Francisco/San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education and is intended to preserve the supply of quality, licensed child care provided by child care centers. Some examples funding can be used for: 

  • Room dividers for classrooms
  • Bathroom modifications including adding partitions or motion-controlled sinks/appliances
  • Permanent or portable sinks/hand-washing stations
  • Portable HEPA or UV light air purifiers
  • HVAC sanitation upgrades including UV light 
  • Fixed equipment for sanitation (dishwashers/washers/dryers)
  • Extra cribs and/or crib dividers
  • Security systems to monitor pick up and drop off
  • Upgrades to outdoor space to encourage outdoor learning
  • Physical upgrades to outdoors: shade, sinks, other improvements to maintain social distancing
  • Other upgrades suggested by Licensing or DPH 

* Reimbursement for related facility changes made since 4/1/20 may be considered

* Requirement of 20% of children served be from low to moderate income households will be waived

Eligibility and Application Process

Applicants MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) and/or Pre-K for All Qualified.

Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with all the required attachments. Low Income Investment Fund/Child Care Facilities Fund (LIIF/CCFF) staff may request additional information as needed. An incomplete application will not be considered for funding and will be returned to the applicant. 

LIIF/CCFF will evaluate each complete application promptly and deliver a funding decision in writing. 

Questions?

If assistance is needed in filling out the application or if you have any questions, please contact Chris Bajarias at cbajarias@liifund.org or the Program Officer assigned to you. 

San Francisco COVID-19 Renovation & Repair Response Grant - Family Child Care

Purpose

As programs begin to reopen and others transition from emergency child care for essential workers to regular operations, all providers must apply new and updated regulations to ensure the safety of children, staff, and families. Part of these regulations include changes made to the physical environment to practice social distancing with young children. LIIF’s Renovation & Repair Grant is available to support COVID related modifications. This funding is provided through the City and County of San Francisco/San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education and is intended to preserve the supply of quality, licensed child care provided by child care centers. Some examples funding can be used for: 

  • Room dividers for classrooms
  • Bathroom modifications including adding partitions or motion-controlled sinks/appliances
  • Permanent or portable sinks/hand-washing stations
  • Portable HEPA or UV light air purifiers
  • HVAC sanitation upgrades including UV light 
  • Fixed equipment for sanitation (dishwashers/washers/dryers)
  • Extra cribs and/or crib dividers
  • Security systems to monitor pick up and drop off
  • Upgrades to outdoor space to encourage outdoor learning
  • Physical upgrades to outdoors: shade, sinks, other improvements to maintain social distancing
  • Other upgrades suggested by Licensing or DPH 

* Reimbursement for related facility changes made since 4/1/20 may be considered

* Requirement of 20% of children served be from low to moderate income households will be waived

Eligibility and Application Process

Applicants MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) and/or Pre-K for All Qualified and located in San Francisco.

Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with all the required attachments. Low Income Investment Fund/Child Care Facilities Fund (LIIF/CCFF) staff may request additional information as needed. An incomplete application will not be considered for funding and will be returned to the applicant. 

LIIF/CCFF will evaluate each complete application promptly and deliver a funding decision in writing. 

Questions?

If assistance is needed in filling out the application or if you have any questions, please contact Phranda Wolfe at pwolfe@liifund.org  

Subvención para Renovaciones y Reparaciones a instalaciones de Cuidado Infantil Familiar en respuesta al COVID 19

Propósito

A medida que los programas comienzan a reabrirse y otros hacen la transición de cuidado infantil de emergencia para los trabajadores esenciales a operaciones regulares, todos los proveedores deben aplicar reglamentos nuevos y actualizados para garantizar la seguridad de los niños, el personal y las familias. Parte de estos reglamentos incluye cambios en el entorno físico para practicar el distanciamiento social con los niños pequeños. La Subvención para Renovaciones y Reparaciones de LIIF está disponible para apoyar las modificaciones relacionadas con el COVID 19. Este financiamiento se proporciona a través de la Ciudad y el Condado de San Francisco, y la Oficina de Cuidado y Educación Temprana de San Francisco, y tiene por objeto conservar la provisión de cuidado infantil de calidad y con licencia que ofrecen los centros de cuidado infantil. Algunos ejemplos de las cosas en que se puede utilizar el financiamiento: 

  • Divisores para las aulas
  • Modificaciones en los baños, incluyendo la adición de tabiques o lavamanos/aparatos controlados por movimiento.
  • Lavamanos/estaciones de lavado de manos portátiles
  • Purificador de aire portátil HEPA
  • Mejoras para el saneamiento en calefacción, ventilación y aire acondicionado (HVAC) incluyendo luz ultravioleta (UV) 
  • Equipos fijos de saneamiento (lavavajillas/lavadoras/secadoras)
  • Divisores para las cunas
  • Sistemas de seguridad
  • Otras mejoras sugeridas por la Oficina de Licencias o el Departamento de Salud Pública (DPH) 

* Se podría considerar el reembolso por cambios relacionados en instalaciones realizados desde el 1 de abril de 2020.

* No se aplicará el requisito de que el 20% de los niños que reciben servicios sean de hogares con ingresos bajos o moderados.

Elegibilidad y proceso de solicitud

Los solicitantes DEBEN reunir los requisitos de la Beca de Educación Temprano (Early Learning Scholarship - ELS) y/o Pre-K para Todos (Pre-K for All).

Los solicitantes deben llenar un formulario de solicitud y presentarlo junto con todos los anexos requeridos. El personal de Low Income Investment Fund/Child Care Facilities Fund (LIIF/CCFF) podría solicitar información adicional según sea necesario. Una solicitud incompleta no será considerada para recibir financiamiento y será devuelta al solicitante. 

LIIF/CCFF evaluará con prontitud cada solicitud completa y entregará la decisión de financiamiento por escrito. 

¿Preguntas?

Si necesita ayuda para llenar la solicitud o si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con Phranda Wolfe en pwolfe@liifund.org. 

 家庭托兒裝修和維修COVID對策補助金

目標

隨著很多托兒服務中心開始重新開放,而其他中心則正從只為必需工作人員提供託兒服務過渡為正常運作, 所有託兒服務機構都必須實行新措施,以保證兒童、員工和家人的安全。 這些措施包括改良機構的環境,以與兒童保持社交距離。 LIIF (低收入投資基金)特設裝修和維修補助金用以支持有關的改動。 這個補助金是由三藩市市縣政府/三藩市早期護理和教育辦公室提供的,其目的是為確保高品質、有牌照的託兒中心的材料供應。 例如,這個補助金可以用於:

* 教室分隔

* 廁所修改,包括加設隔離牆、動感感應洗滌池/器具

* 手提洗手台

* 手提HEPA (高效率空氣微粒子過濾) 空氣凈化器

* HVAC(暖氣、通風、空氣調節)衛生升級,包括紫外光

* 固定衛生設備 (洗碗機、洗衣機、干衣機)

* 婴兒床分隔

* 警报系统

* Licensing (授權許可部) 或者公共衛生部門提議的升級

** 可以考慮報銷的項目: 2020年4月1後用於更改託兒中心的材料,修理符合健康,安全設備

** 可以免去所服務兒童至少要有20%來自低、中收入家庭的要求

資格要求與申請程式

申請人必須符合早期幼兒教育獎學金 (Early Learning Scholarship - ELS)和普及學前計劃( Preschool for All) 的資格要求。 

申請人必須填寫一份申請表,並與所需的附件一併提交。 三藩市托兒設施基金

低收入投資基金計劃(LIIF/CCFF) 員工如有需要可以索取更多資訊。 資料不齊的申請表將不予考慮LIIF/CCFF將會儘快衡量每一份完整的申請,和以書面形式作出有關補助金的決定。 

問題?

如需協助填申請表,請聯絡LIIF/CCFF計劃主任Phranda Wolfe: pwolfe@liifund.org

Low Income Investment Fund