GIVE2SF Grants for Family Child Care

WHAT IS THE FCC EMERGENCY OPERATING GRANT?

The San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) is administering $1 million from the Give2SF COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to extend a Family Child Care (FCC) Emergency Operating Grant. The FCC Emergency Operating Grant is available for City-funded FCC operators experiencing financial hardship due to mandatory, statewide shelter-in-place and school closures caused by COVID-19. These funds are intended to offset revenue losses incurred during shelter in place.

Small FCC awardees will receive a one-time $5,000 grant and Large FCC awardees will receive a one-time $10,000 grant. Grant awards can be used to cover operating expenses such as retention of staff, rent or mortgage, taxes, utilities, food, and any other expenses related to typical operation of your program.

This fund is administered by OECE, with grant award distribution by the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF).

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

To be considered eligible for the FCC Emergency Operating Grant you must:

  1. Own an FCC that is Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) and/or Preschool for All (PFA) qualified
  2. Not have already been awarded an emergency operating grant from the LIIF/Silicon Valley Community Fund

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must complete and submit the application linked below by July 17, 2020 at 5pm.

Submission of an application does not guarantee funding. After the application deadline, OECE will evaluate each application and provide a funding decision in writing. Funded applications will be forwarded to Low Income Investment Fund for grant disbursement.

Grant distribution is based on availability of funds. In the event of insufficient funding, OECE will make every effort to match applicants with alternative sources of funding.

QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT

For questions about your eligibility or application support please contact us at:

ENGLISH: graham.dobson@sfgov.org

SPANISH: armando.zapote@sfgov.org

CHINESE: susan.lu@sfgov.org