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Child Care Provider Retention/Incentive Payments

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 December 2022. New child care professionals are eligible to submit for one payment of $600in December 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact the Early Childhood Project at 406-404-1624,, or visit

View the Staff Stipend Form.

For additional information: Provider Retention/Incentive Payments Flyer