The Department of Public Health and Human Services, Early Childhood and Family Support Division (ECFSD), is providing limited, one-time scholarships of up to $2,000 per eligible child to working families of elementary-age children (children entering first grade through children entering fifth grade) to help cover the cost of out-of-school time summer programming or care for the summer months.
This opportunity is made possible by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA). ECFSD anticipates 2,500 scholarships to be awarded across the state. To ensure equitable opportunity for funding across the state, applications will be awarded following a regional allocation formula based on census information.
To be considered eligible, parents must be employed and be able to provide documentation of summer care or summer program arrangements. There will be a follow up survey sent in August to the email provided in this application. The survey will be used to help inform the impact of the out-of-school time scholarship.