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UPDATE: Child care in Oregon is closed unless operating as Emergency Child Care. For more information, click here.

Emergency Child Care Grant (Phase 1)


The Early Learning Division is currently reviewing 2,188 applications received from child care providers who applied for the first phase of grant funding during the COVID-19 crisis. Grant applications were accepted from May 1 – May 11, 2020 and are now closed.

The first phase of the Emergency Child Care grant program includes $8 million in funding provided to Oregon through the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act.

Of the applications received, 1871 (86%) are from licensed and recorded programs and 317 (14%) are from regulated subsidy and relative care providers. Applications were submitted in English 2059 (94%) and Spanish 129 (6%).

Applicants will receive notifications by email beginning Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Some applications will take longer to review and will require follow-up documentation. Successful applicants will receive electronic agreement forms to sign through email. Signed agreement forms will need to be returned in order to process grant payments. The first grant payment is estimated to be sent within 10 days after returning completed forms.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below or contact us at

For Grantees

RFA Questions and Responses

Applicants can submit questions by email at Responses will be posted daily Monday – Friday.

Responses to submitted questions (English)

Responses to submitted questions (Spanish)


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