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1099 Forms to child care providers were issued on 1/27/2022, and should have been received. If you have not received your 1099 form, BFSD can assist you with getting a copy. Please send an email to the BFSD HHS Fiscal W-9 Provider Assistance email address: fiscalw9@mt.gov. If you have received your 1099 form and there is incorrect...

Governor Gianforte and the Health Advisory Commission approved $7 million in one-time-only funds for child care workforce retention and incentive payments through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Providers are eligible to receive $600for Round 1 and those remaining in the child care field are encouraged to submit for a second payment of $1,000 in...

Montana DPHHS has released information and updates about the Child Care Stabilization Grant. Read the letter to providers regarding updates on the Child Care Stabilization Grant. Read the FAQs regarding the Child Care Stabilization Grant Application & Review Process. See the step-by-step guide of the Child Care Stabilization Grant Application & Review Process. Review the list of deducted COVID-19...

One-time only child care assistance is available for certain healthcare employees through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Funding is limited and applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. NEW! See expanded list of qualifying jobs! More information and apply HERE ...

The Early Childhood Essentials class will be offered online only going forward. To enroll, visit ChildCareTraining.org, (or create a new account), and click on Course Catalog to view all available courses....

Fingerprinting locations for Region 5 counties of Cascade, Chouteau, Fergus, Glacier, Judith Basin, Liberty, Petroleum, Pondera, Teton and Toole; and Region 6 counties of Blaine, Daniels, Dawson, Garfield, Hill, McCone, Phillips, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley and Wibaux. Fingerprinting locations for all counties in Montana by county from the US National Background Information website....

The USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and/or improve essential community facilities, to purchase equipment, and to pay related project expenses. More information can be found here....

TO: MT Child Care Providers, MT Child Care Resource and Referral agencies, Child Care Licensing Program and Other Interested Parties FROM: Patty Butler, Early Childhood Services Bureau Chief SUBJECT: Child Care Licensing Rule changes DATE: December 16, 2021 On September 28, 2021 a proposed rule package was filed with Office of Legal Affairs. This rule package...

Montana Shared Services supports all Montana child care providers through collaborative community partnerships. Anyone who owns or works in a Tribal and/or state licensed child care program is eligible to become a member and will receive a one-month free trial. Membership scholarships are available for BIPOC and rural child care providers. Member benefits include: Discounts on...

The Montana Office of Public Instruction is pleased to announce the Montana Afterschool Grant. The $3.8 million fund was designated by the Montana Legislature through House Bill 362. Leveraging the State's Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funding, the Afterschool Grant is intended fulfill the afterschool plans articulated in the State’s ARP ESSER Plan to enhance and expand...