Provider Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our community, families, and child care providers. Early Matters Chattanooga plans to continually support child care providers in Hamilton County during difficult this time.

Below are local, state, and federal resources available to child care providers. 

Paycheck Protection Program

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Express Bridge Loan

Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

TDHS Loss of Income COVD-19 Relief Grant

This grant provides assistance for lost income resulting from closing due to the disaster/emergency. Grant awards will be based on the itemized lost operating income for the period of closure.

COVID-19 Bridge Loan

Loans of $10,000, $15,000 or $25,000 that are designed to help small businesses, specifically those directly impacted by state and local executive orders, with employee retention and working capital.

Economic Injury and Disaster Loan

This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

TDHS Emergency Recovery COVID-19 Operations Support Grant

This grant provides assistance that agencies need to sustain critical staff and operations resources as they respond to and recover from these events.

COVID-19 Mitigation Grant

Up to $5,000 grants available to small businesses renting their spaces to help with things like expenses, rent or payroll assistance.

COVID-19 HUD 108 Loan

Loans greater than $25,000 that help businesses in low-income census tracts or incentivizes business owners to hire and retain employees whose area median income is at or below 80%.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted a Supplemental Guide for Child Care. This guidance was written in collaboration with the Offices of Child Care and Head Start to provide resources and information specific to child care on issues associated with COVID-19.

The CCR&R has made the decision to stop all face to face trainings to include CPR certification, coaching and technical assistance visits through April 30, 2020.  In order to meet your training, coaching and technical assistance needs, the CCR&R will be offering online training through webinars.  

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