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Financial Support for Licensed and Registered Child Care Programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought drastic changes to Montana’s child care landscape. In an effort to support child care businesses and the families they serve, the Early Childhood Services Bureau (ECSB), will offer Emergency Grants for the purpose of providing financial support to Licensed/Registered programs that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Provider grants are available in a single grant award for programs currently operating, or with plans to reopen.

These grants are not competitive, if you are licensed or registered and you submit a complete application, you will receive the grant! It is not a reimbursement-based grant; you do not have to spend the money and submit receipts.

For more information, please reference the FAQ document.

COVID-19 Emergency Grant – Submit the completed grant to your CCR&R

Please also fill out and include this W-9 form

Award amounts are as follows:

  • Family Programs:       $3,000 maximum
  • Group Programs:       $5,000 maximum
  • Child Care Center:      $8,000 maximum

Questions? Please call Family Connections: 406.761.6010 or email:

Great Falls Area: Charrisse Jennings

Havre Area: Katelyn Springer