Child care providers who were open in July and submitted requests will receive a stipend check. This includes providers who submitted requests for children who were not in care because of COVID-19. Stipends are based on the number of children enrolled and the average per child cost based on the Regional Market Rate. This means that providers in different counties may receive different stipend amounts.
Stipend checks were mailed in November. A second round of stipends will be mailed after consultation with counties to determine if any providers may have been missed because of late form submission. In counties that contract Stage One child care through an Alternative Payment Provider (APP), the APP will issue the stipend check with funds from the California Department of Education. (ACWDL, November 13, 2020.)