D.C. Child Care Reopening Fund

Child care providers in D.C. are facing numerous challenges and costs as they begin the process of reopening after closing or scaling down operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The D.C. Child Care Reopening Fund will provide four months of sustained support for 115 licensed home-based child care programs and small child care centers in the District through:

  • Cash assistance
  • Technical assistance to implement new D.C. guidelines for child care providers
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety and cleaning supplies


Click one of the options below to complete the application.

English application

Spanish application

Deadline to apply is August 3, 2020. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Selection Criteria

  • Child development home, expanded home, or small center operating in the District of Columbia
  • Commitment to quality early learning
  • Baseline business practices in place
  • Consistent enrollment pre-pandemic
  • Serves high-need communities and families
  • Commitment to full or partial reopening before October 12, 2020, or currently open
  • Community relationships

Upcoming Informational Webinars


Tuesday, July 14, 1-2 pm EST (click here to register)

Tuesday July 21, 10-11 am EST (click here to register)


Jueves, 16 de Julio, 10-11 am EST (Regístrese aquí)

Jueves, 16 de Julio, 1-2 pm EST (Regístrese aquí)

Virtual Office Hours


Wednesday’s 1-2 pm (July 15, 22, 29)


Wednesday’s 2-3 pm  (July, 15, 22, 29)

Please use the below link to speak with a representative:

Zoom Link:

Call in:  +1 (929) 205-6099

Password: 3264080


Please email:

Fund Sponsors


Bainum Family Foundation, A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation