Published: November 9, 2021

License-exempt child care providers who faced financial hardship related to COVID-19 may be eligible to apply for a stabilization grant. The grant is being offered through the Early Learning Division. Providers can apply online at

Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) license-exempt providers are eligible if they meet the criteria below:

  • Be an existing child care that is open and available to provide child care at the time of application


  • Be an existing child care that is temporarily closed due to public health, financial hardship, or other reasons relating to the COVID-19 public health emergency and plans to reopen within 30 days of receiving a Grant  


  • Be listed and approved by ODHS as of March 11, 2021 and at the time of application

The grant is open until December 31, 2021.

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