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Scott County Kids offers $250,000 in child care scholarships

1/12/2011 (Archived)

Scott County Kids is awarding more than $250,000 in child care scholarships for Scott County families who are attending school, working or looking for work. The bulk of the funds have been provided by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, with some funding provided by the state of Iowa. The money must be used by June 30, 2011, so interested families should apply now.

The scholarships for families who qualify by income level are paid directly to certain child care providers that are approved to accept children with this grant, and families are required to pay for some of the care. For more information about the program and qualifying income levels, go to (link to PDF of 2320 ARRA Flyer_vers2). Children in the program must be between birth and 24 months old, U.S. citizens and living with parents or individuals acting in a parental role.

There also are child care scholarships available to help pay for second/third shift and weekend care while parents work and/or go to school. The scholarships are $300-$400 a month for full-time care, and $150-$200 a month for part-time care for children ages birth through enrollment in kindergarten.

For more information or to get an application for these scholarships, contact Renee Rankin at the Friendly House at (563) 323-1821, ext. 11, or reneerankin@friendlyhouseiowa.org.