THE second round of stimulus checks worth either $ 1,500 or $ 750 will be rolled out tomorrow.
More than 10,000 Alabama residents could stand in line to receive the much-needed money.
The funds are worth a total of $ 12.6 million and are part of the second round of Stabilization allowance for childcare from the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR).
The first round provided grants to 1,278 child care providers in December 2021 and January 2022, according to the Alabama DHR.
The second round begins to roll out from February 28th to March 18th.
Full-time employees can receive bonuses of $ 1,500, while part-time employees can receive $ 750.
Up to eight quarterly bonuses can be given to eligible employees by September 2023, when the two-year grant period expires. This means that there are seven grant options left.
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The Alabama DHR reports that 65 percent of eligible state child care providers applied for and were awarded the bonuses.
A total of 10,065 employees have been approved for the bonus.
While Alabama continues to recover Covid pandemic, the goal is to encourage these bonuses to help get people back into childcare positions.
“The nationwide shortage of staff has tested the resilience of Alabama’s child care providers,” said Alabama DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner.
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“As they continue to persevere, these bonuses will help recruit needed reinforcements and reward current employees for their dedicated service to children and families in Alabama.”
Who is eligible and how can you apply?
Childcare providers must meet specific qualifications to apply for a grant.
First, providers must be operational at the moment.
They must also continue to operate for at least one year after receiving bonus funds.
Providers must also have a good reputation with the Alabama DHR.
Applications and additional information can be accessed at the Alabama DHR website.
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