The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is pleased to announce that 61 facilities represented by 35 organizations in Idaho that are helping Idaho’s children during the COVID-19 pandemic have been awarded more than $17 million in Idaho Community Program Grant funds.
These funds are a part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for Child Care Development Fund and are targeted at addressing the academic learning loss and behavioral health supports needed for children in Idaho during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, community youth providers, families, and children have experienced trauma and stress that impact mental health of children, parents, caregivers, and others involved in a child’s life.
“Investing in the organizations and programs that assist in educational services and much needed behavioral health supports to children and youth will have lasting effects,” said Ericka Rupp, Idaho’s Child Care Program manager.
Grantees will be awarded on a quarterly basis. The next grant period will open for applications in early winter.
This opportunity is funded by The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Organizations that received grant funds:
- Boys & Girls Clubs (6 statewide clubs)
- Idaho Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
- Jannus Inc. & The Idaho Out-of-School Network
- United Way of Treasure Valley
- Basin School District - Basin Early Learning
- Children's Home Society of Idaho
- Community Youth in Action
- Emmett School District
- Get Ready to Learn, Kuna
- Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (3 programs)
- Lee Pesky Learning Center
- Madison Cares/Madison School District #321
- Marsing School District
- The Green Apple Project
- Tidwell Social Work Services and Consulting, Inc
- United Way of North Idaho
- United Way of South Central Idaho
- United Way of SE Idaho (2 programs)
- University of Idaho Extension (18 programs)
- Upper Valley Child Advocacy Center
- Upriver Youth Leadership Council
- Willow Creek Center
- Wood River Community YMCA
- 2C Kids Succeed
- Cascade After-School Program (CAPS)
- Education Foundation of Teton Valley
- Giraffe Laugh for the Garden City Early Learning Collaborative
- Hope Education Consulting
- Idaho Resilience Project
- Kendrick Jt. School District/Juliaetta Elementary School
- Lincoln County Youth Center
- Murtaugh School District
- Teton Valley Mental Health Coalition
- Treasure Valley Family YMCA
- United Way of Idaho Falls & Bonneville County
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is dedicated to strengthening the health, safety, and independence of Idahoans. Learn more at healthandwelfare.idaho.gov.
Media contact: Niki Forbing-Orr
Public Information Manager