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PPE, Health and Safety

PPE, Health and Safety

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Social-Emotional/Mental Health Resources

Social-Emotional/Mental Health Resources

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MDHHS has created a Child Care Provider Toolkit with a variety of resources to support adults caring for young children in the child care environment:

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Great Start To Quality Survey

Great Start To Quality Survey

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Michigan’s economy is  starting to re-engage. How are you letting families know if your program is open or not open yet? Great Start to Quality has launched a new feature to collect open/closed status’ of child care providers. Be sure to complete the simple survey on your Great Start to Quality profile to  share if your program is currently open, planning to re-open soon, or currently closed.

By completing this one simple survey, you’ll let child care licensing, families and community partners know about your program status. The survey only takes two minutes to complete.

Go to  www.greatstarttoquality.org  to fill out or update your profile.

 Need help? Contact a virtual assistant here (www.detroitearlylearning.org), or call your local Great Start to Quality Resource Center: 1-877-614-7328.

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Guidelines for Safe Childcare Operations During COVID-19

Guidelines for Safe Childcare Operations During COVID-19

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For home-based programs or families.

Apply for a Home Heating Credit. Visit theMichigan Department of Treasury’s website to see if you qualify.

Even though this funding is distributed by the Department of Treasury, you do not need to pay taxes or wait for a tax return to receive this credit, so apply now if you are eligible.

For more information, read the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) Home Heating Credit

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CDC Provider Rate Increases

CDC Provider Rate Increases

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Child Development Care (CDC or subsidy) provider rate increases went into effect as of April 20, 2020.

Effective date is January 1, 2020; back payments will be issued automatically for previously submitted billing that were paid at former hourly rates.

Providers should begin receiving supplemental payments mid-May.Providers who bill timely for pay period ending 4/30/20 can expect their payment to reflect the new rates.

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Text RESTORE: Mental Health Support

Text RESTORE: Mental Health Support

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Michiganders can now text “RESTORE” to Crisis Text Line to get mental health support; MDHHS wants residents to Stay Home, Stay Well.

By texting the keyword RESTORE to 741741, Michigan residents can have a confidential text conversation with a crisis counselor.

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Home Heating Credit – Michigan Dept. of Treasury

Home Heating Credit - Michigan Dept. of Treasury

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For home-based programs or families.

Apply for a Home Heating Credit. Visit the Michigan Department of Treasury’s website to see if you qualify.

Even though this funding is distributed by the Department of Treasury, you do not need to pay taxes or wait for a tax return to receive this credit, so apply now if you are eligible.

For more information, read the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) Home Heating Credit

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Federal Paycheck Protection Program

Federal Paycheck Protection Program

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The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

 

SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

 

You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program. Rate is 1%

 

Lenders may begin processing loan applications as soon as April 3, 2020. The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020.

 

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

 

Under the program:

-Eligible recipients may qualify for a loan up to $10 million determined by 8 weeks of prior average payroll plus an additional 25% of that amount.

-Loan payments will be deferred for six months.

-If you maintain your workforce, SBA will forgive the portion of the loan proceeds that are used to cover the first 8 weeks of payroll and certain other expenses following loan origination.

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Federal Tax Day Relief

Federal Tax Day Relief

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The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing and payment due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

 

Taxpayers can defer filing and payment of their federal income taxes that are due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest. Check with your tax professional to ensure you qualify. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief.

 

Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on IRS.gov. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.

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Child Care Relief Fund

Child Care Relief Fund

from the Michigan Department of Education
Opens: April 29th

Opened: April 29

Deadline: TBD

Award Amount: A base allowance plus bonuses ranging from $3,200 to $11,050 per month. Licensed exempt providers are eligible for a one-time payment of $550.

Eligibility: All provider types are eligible including Head Start and GSRP programs that provide tuition-based child care and licensed exempt providers.

Purpose: To help child care providers in Michigan cover costs during the COVID-19 state of emergency. 

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Overview

The Child Care Relief Fund is a noncompetitive grant program that helps child care providers in Michigan cover costs during the COVID-19 state of emergency. 

Grants do not have to be repaid and are available for the months of April, May, and June. Funds are very flexible and can be used to support a range of expenses, including, but not limited to, payroll, mortgages and rent, utilities, insurance, and supplies.  Grant amounts for licensed programs can include a base allowance plus bonuses ranging from $3,200 to $11,050 per month. Licensed exempt providers are eligible for a one-time payment of $550.

All provider types are eligible including Head Start and GSRP programs that provide tuition-based child care and licensed exempt providers.  Providers will be required to guarantee affordability and access for families by:

  • Not denying children access to care because their parents or caregivers work in the health care field.
  • Lowering weekly rates for the families served by at least 10%. •
  • Not charging families a fee to hold their child’s spot while the program receives grant funding.

To apply, using a simple application, visit www.Michigan.gov/childcare. Applications open on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The estimated turn-around time from application to payment is 2-3 weeks. To make sure your application is processed quickly, apply early and be prepared to submit:

  • Your license number
  • Provider ID used for subsidy billing
  • SIGMA vendor code, if applicable

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