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Essential Worker Childcare Fund

Essential workers in health care, education, and construction are critical to the City of Boston’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant application will increase the ability of essential workers to find, access, and pay for early childhood programming, including childcare.

The Office of Early Childhood will provide grants to applicants in the City of Boston that:

  • Increase the number of childcare providers who offer non-traditional hours. 
  • Provide support for families and childcare providers that address additional burdens related to non-traditional hours

Apply Today

$1,000,000 of funding is available to increase the availability of and access to child care for Essential Workers. We anticipate funding 5-7 grants of up to $300,000. Funding is available for use through the end of the calendar year 2024.







Application Deadline

The application deadline for this funding round is 5 p.m. on or before September 2, 2022

Attend an info Session

Are you interested in learning more before you apply? Join us on August 10, from 1 - 2 p.m.


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