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Childcare assistance available for families in need

Posted at 12:12 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 15:12:27-04

United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) is proud to announce the launch of the UWSN Cares Childcare Assistance program thanks to a $1.7 million grant in CARES Act funding from Clark County.

Through this program, United Way of Southern Nevada will provide support to caregivers who need help paying for childcare while Clark County schools have moved to a distance learning model due to COVID-19.

To help our community recover and rebuild, the grant funding will allow UWSN to provide financial assistance of up to $100 per week for childcare for children and youth ages birth to 12 through qualified childcare providers.

Funding from the County’s CARES Basic Needs Assistance grant allows communities to provide financial assistance to families that have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.

Funding for quality education and childcare assistance for children is available through Dec. 30 for qualified applicants directly through childcare providers.

UWSN Cares also provides limited support for providers, based on participating children, for additional expenses incurred for operations, maintenance and support of school age children while providing childcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Special exceptions may be made for older children who meet the criteria.

Childcare financial assistance will be provided directly through licensed childcare providers.

To learn more about UWSN Cares and for a parent or Provider Application, vist their website.