Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and Crystal Stairs CEO Jackie B. Majors announced the grant program for childcare providers on Feb. 10 at Heart Preschool and Enrichment Center in Inglewood. (Courtesy photo)

L.A. County childcare providers are getting assistance to help emerge financially sound after the impact of the pandemic.

The Los Angeles County Childcare Providers Recovery (CPR) Grant Program, announced by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and L.A. County officials on Feb. 10, consists of $20 million in federal coronavirus relief funding designated to aid licensed childcare facilities.

According to county staff, “Licensed Family Childcare Homes are eligible to receive up to $30,000 and licensed Childcare Centers are eligible to receive up to $80,000.  Applicants will be prioritized and selected based upon their facility’s community need tier within the Los Angeles County COVID-19 Vulnerability and Recovery Index map, with emphasis placed on funding facilities located in the highest and high need communities.”

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Supv. Mitchell laughs with the students at Heart Preschool. (Courtesy photo)

All providers in the county are eligible to apply for the grant except centers located in the city of Los Angeles. The city received a separate allocation of funds to be used for childcare operators in L.A.

The application period is open until Tuesday, Feb. 28. After that date, any remaining funds will be distributed to facilities in the lower need areas.

To learn more or to submit an applications, visit