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. 

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 Enhancement Grants

Enhancement grants will be available to TDHS Licensed Child Care agencies that specifically support quality improvement, compliance with licensure rules and capacity enhancement. Agencies may apply for up to $4,000 (up to $5,000 for distressed counties) to support these enhancements. Applications close on September 1, 2021.

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.

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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