ARPA Updates and Workforce Development Grant


ARPA Updated Guidance as of 3/24/2022

3.10 How does a coalition determine a program provides non-traditional hours?

Non-traditional hours encompass evening, night or weekend care. Evening or night care means child care provided during the evening hours and may encompass the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. to accommodate parents who work evenings and late-night shifts. Weekend care means child care provided anytime on Saturday or Sunday. Providers must be recognized by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or its Local Licensing Agency (LLA) as meeting this requirement to qualify for the non-traditional hours bonus. Coalitions must review a program’s approved license details provided on the CARES website. Although a program’s schedule may include hours after 6:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m., it may not be licensed for evening, night or weekend care, as DCF/LLA may require additional steps to be taken for licensing. If the CARES website does not accurately depict the appropriate/approved services or hours, providers should contact their DCF/LLA license counselor to correct the discrepancy and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of delaying an application.

ARPA – CCSG – Provider – FAQ Final 3.24.2022 – Updates are highlighted

240.21 (C) Att. 4 – ARPA Provider Eligibility Final 3.24.2022


APRA Child Care Stabilization Grant as of 3/2/2022

The Early Learning Coalition of Duval is pleased to share information about the Child Care Stabilization Grant (CCSG) funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  This new grant opportunity is provided by different funding than previous grants and will follow federal guidance through a new application process.  The application window will be open until June 30, 2022.  If you have questions about the grant, please contact Tinesha Byrd at and Angel Carro at

ARPA – CCSG – Spending and Documentation Guide

ARPA – CCSG – Frequently Asked Questions as of 2/24/2022

ARPA – CCSG – Application – Final

ARPA – CCSG – "How to" Instructions


Workforce Development Grant

The Workforce Development Grant is to ensure early educators become better prepared for the CLASS assessment through professional development opportunities while simultaneously building the early learning workforce.  Financial compensation will be awarded to recruit new educators or upskill and retain current educators.  School Readiness and VPK contracted providers can apply to receive stipends that will be paid to early learning educators who meet the eligibility and meet one of the training criteria.  If you have any questions regarding this grant, please contact Angel Carro at, Tinesha Byrd at, and Johnna Daniels at  Please include all three on the email when submitting questions.

Workforce Development Grant Overview

Workforce Development Grant Application

Workforce Initiatives for Early Educators Report


Town Hall Recordings

The ELC of Duval held two important Town Halls to address the ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant (CCSG) and the Workforce Development Grant.

Click here to view the February 24th Town Hall recording.  Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation.

Click here to view the March 9th Town Hall recording. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation.