$12,000 Incentive Check to be given to this group of employees, application starts Monday
One of the nation’s states is using some of its US bailout dollars this week to express gratitude to childcare workers who have played a vital role during the pandemic.
Eight $1,500 Quarterly Incentive Checks
In a recently published article in MSN news, The Alabama Department of Human Resources’ latest grant program will pay out up to eight checks of $1,500 per quarter to full-time childcare providers. Meanwhile, part-time workers get half of this.
Since the pandemic, Alabama has sponsored three funding programs for childcare workers. A news outlet spoke to a representative of the First Baptist Church in Huntsville, who told them that this money is well-deserved for these unpaid workers.
Kristin Prasad, the children and family pastor of the First Baptist Church, said, “Especially our full-time staff, they are breadwinners to their families, many of them, so this is going to make all the difference in the world for them.”
Who is eligible?
The Child Care Workforce Stabilization Grants are open to any childcare provider licensed after March 11, 2021. The funds will be distributed among their part-time and full-time employees, who are free to spend them as they see fit.
The application will be available from next Monday, November 29. The money can already be distributed among childcare institutions on 17 December.