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Child Care Assistance Program

  1. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Child Care Assistance Program was approved by the Hyattsville City Council to support an organization's ability to offer additional childcare and aftercare spaces to low- and moderate-income households in the City of Hyattsville. 

    The fund includes $100,000 for eligible organizations to support the provision of child care services to residents in the City of Hyattsville, with awards up to $25,000 per organization. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility for the grant program. Applicants will need to submit a W-9 form for payment. 

    For assistance with this application, please review the Frequently Asked Questions at: 

    Please contact American Rescue Plan Program Manager Patrick Paschall at or (301) 485-6924 for questions. Please allow up to 30 calendar days to process grant applications.

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  2. General Information:
  3. All applicants are required to submit a federal Form W-9 in order to receive payment. You can download a copy of the form at:

  4. For our records, please indicate whether you are a non-profit or for-profit entity. Both non-profit and for-profit entities are eligible for grants under the Child Care Assistance Program. *
  5. Is your organization in Good Standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation? *
  6. Is your organization able to provide quarterly program reports, including summaries of program activities, expenses, and any necessary supporting documentation, in compliance with federal requirements as subrecipients of federal grants? *
  7. Does your proposed child care program serve residents and children from the City of Hyattsville? *
  8. In this section, you will be asked to provide details about your proposal and how the proposal will increase availability of affordable childcare within the City.

    Eligible uses “can include new or expanded services, increasing access to services, efforts to bolster, support, or preserve existing providers and services, and similar activities.” (SRFLF Final Rule, at p. 96-97) Examples of likely eligible projects include:  

    • -Staff training costs for employees to become trained as licensed childcare providers, including staff salaries during training and onboarding. 

    • -Temporarily subsidizing seats in childcare centers for low-income families.


    • -Costs associated with becoming a licensed childcare center or family childcare provider, including one-time startup costs or physical building alterations. 

  9. Award amounts are limited to the actual harm established, up to $25,000.

  10. Award amounts are limited to $25,000 per application. The Childcare Assistance Fund may not be used to cover ongoing staff costs or overhead for the provision of childcare, however can be used to pay for the training and onboarding of new in-classroom childcare providers.
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