Great Start To Quality Survey

Great Start To Quality Survey Overview 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 […]

Guidelines for Safe Childcare Operations During COVID-19

Guidelines for Safe Childcare Operations During COVID-19 Overview 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 […]

CDC Provider Rate Increases

CDC Provider Rate Increases Overview 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 […]

Text RESTORE: Mental Health Support

Text RESTORE: Mental Health Support Overview 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. Need Help? Schedule a 1:1 with our team […]

Home Heating Credit – Michigan Dept. of Treasury

Home Heating Credit – Michigan Dept. of Treasury Overview 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 […]

Federal Paycheck Protection Program

Federal Paycheck Protection Program Overview 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. […]

Federal Tax Day Relief

Federal Tax Day Relief Overview 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 […]

Child Care Relief Fund

Child Care Relief Fund from the Michigan Department of Education Opens: April 29th View Website Apply Here Download FAQs Sign Up for the Fri, 5/1 Webinar at 1pm Sign Up for the Mon, 5/4 Webinar at 3:30pm Opened: April 29 Deadline: TBD Award Amount: A base allowance plus bonuses ranging from $3,200 to $11,050 per […]

Michigan Unemployment Insurance

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Overview May 7 Executive Order extends Executive Order 2020-57, which:Expands the state’s workshare program, offering more tools to employers to reduce layoffs and restart their business. Extends unemployment benefits to workers: Who have an unanticipated family care responsibility. Who are sick, quarantined, or immunocompromised and who do not have access to paid […]

Michigan Work Share Program

Michigan Work Share Program Overview Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-10, which expanded Michigan’s Work Share Program (in addition to temporarily expanding eligibility for unemployment benefits, described below). Employers must meet and maintain certain requirements in order to participate: Unemployment taxes must be current Must have paid wages for at least 12 of the […]