American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Funds

ATTENTION:  Announcing the ARP (American Rescue Plan) Act 2021 Child Care Stabilization Payments

 WV DHHR BFA Division of Early Care and Education is pleased to announce the availability of child care stabilization payments from October 2021 through September 2023 for child care providers that meet eligibility requirements.

Please refer to the attached Stabilization Payments Overview to learn more about:
  • Eligibility
  • Payments
  • Use of Funds
  • Amount of monthly child care stabilization payments
  • Application process
  • Additional requirements and
  • Tax requirements
Also attached is the West Virginia ARP Child Care Stabilization Payments Agreement Form which will need to be completed, signed and emailed back to the email address on the agreement form by November 15, 2021 to continue eligibility for the funds.

Why are these ARP funds being disbursed?  Child care providers continue to face financial hardships caused by the ongoing pandemic and recovery.  Lower than normal enrollment, staffing shortages and day to day budget demands create a demand for an influx of funds to stabilize child care budget so child care services can continue to be offered to serve the children and families of West Virginia. 

Thank you for all you do for the children and families of West Virginia!​