COVID-19 Quick Response Grant Winners

July 29, 2020


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Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to award 11 Child Care Resource & Referral member agencies 
COVID-19 Quick Response Grants.  The grants were made possible through generous financial support from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) Funds received from CDP will allow CCAoA to rapidly support CCR&Rs by offering subgrants for the purchase of supplies or enhanced services supports for childcare providers in areas of the U.S. in need and to provide direct aid to those geographic areas entering phased recovery. 

The organizations funded will assist child care providers in need in the following states:  California, Oregon, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Minnesota, Maryland, Arkansas and Wisconsin.  


More than 70 applications were received from CCR&R organizations across the country, whose communities have been significantly impacted by the pandemic.   The stories were compelling and included requests for PPE, cleaning supplies, resources to address the social/emotional needs of children and caregivers and training and technical assistance to help child care providers implement new health and safety standards and focus on business stability.  


Funded member agencies include: 

YMCA of San Diego County, Childcare Resource Service 

Western Oregon University – Development Foundation – Research Institute 

Washington County Child Care Foundation (Oklahoma) 

Children's Council of San Francisco 

4Cs of Passaic County, Inc. (New Jersey) 

Community Action Agency (Oregon) 

Milestones (Minnesota) 

Prince George's Child Resource Center, Inc. (Maryland) 

Child Care Aware of Northwest Arkansas 

Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. (Wisconsin) 

Child Care Connection (New Jersey) 


CDP Logo - Square 512pxAbout the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) 

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s mission is to transform disaster giving by providing timely and thoughtful strategies to increase donors’ impact during domestic and international disasters.  In the face of intensifying natural disasters and worsening humanitarian crises, CDP also works to raise awareness of the urgent need to support the full life cycle of disasters, from mitigation and preparedness to long-term recovery and resilience, particularly among vulnerable populations.  For more information, visit:, call (202) 464-4018 or tweet @funds4disaster  

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Professional Development, emergency preparedness

Holly Nett

Written by Holly Nett

Holly Nett serves as the Director of Child Care Emergency Partnerships and has been with Child Care Aware® of America for the past seven years. She has a primary focus on bridging the gap between the emergency preparedness, response, and recovery industry and child care programs. She also develops and delivers emergency preparedness training and technical assistance focused on business continuity, disaster plan development, and helping children and caregivers deal with the social/emotional aftermath of a disaster to Child Care Resource & Referral teams and child care program staff across the nation.