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The Louisiana Department of Education will award $11 million in federal funding with the Louisiana Child Care Assistance Provider (LaCAP) relief grant. This grant is designed to help child care providers offset the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This fourth and final round of LaCAP grants will support Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) providers for costs incurred from the pandemic, including balances from the inability of some CCAP parents to pay out-of-pocket costs.

The funding comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act for the purpose of supporting early learning sites that safely remained open or reopened during this pandemic.

The deadline for submitting the LaCAP Round 4 Grant application is October 22, 2020.

The application can be found here.

Office of Public Health Guidelines for Child Care can be found here

The Louisiana Believes Department of Education Article regarding the grant can be found here

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