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CCCMPL 32 (October Child Care Center Ratio Support Payments)
Child Care Center Manual Procedure Letter No. 32
October 26, 2020
TO: All Child Care Center Manual Holders
FROM: Kimberly Hall, Director
SUBJECT: October Child Care Center Ratio Support Payments

Background:

Effective May 31, 2020 licensed child care programs were able to reopen with reduced ratios.  Effective August 9, 2020 licensed child care programs were able to return to pre-pandemic ratios and class sizes.  Through this transition, Governor DeWine has allocated $90 million in grant funding to assist providers in responding to COVID-19 and to support providers who maintained lower ratios and class sizes.  From June through September, more than $81 million in grant support has been issued to more than 3,300 providers.  

Support

The funding structure for October will close out all currently available grant support funding, as follows:

Child Care Center - Ratio Support Grant:

Centers that received a September ratio support payment will automatically be issued an October payment at 40% of the September payments.  A new application is not required, and no new applications will be accepted

These payments are intended to provide assistance in covering the cost of COVID-19 classroom dividers, cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), personnel working in reopened classrooms, temporary sinks, thermometers, payroll and other expenses.

The payments will be as follows: 

Star Ratings
# of Children Served Public & Private 1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars Unrated
Up to 6 $109 $122 $125 $133 $139 $100
7 – 12 $218 $244 $250 $258 $278 $200
13 – 18 $1,294 $1,454 $1,490 $1,589 $1,663 $1,184
19 – 24 $1,724 $1,938 $1,987 $2,119 $2,217 $1,579
25 – 33 $2,371 $2,665 $2,733 $2,913 $3,049 $2,172
34 – 42 $3,018 $3,392 $3,478 $3,708 $3,880 $2,764
43 – 51 $3,665 $4,118 $4,223 $4,502 $4,712 $3,356
52 – 60 $4,312 $4,845 $4,968 $5,297 $5,543 $3,948
61 – 69 $4,958 $5,572 $5,714 $6,092 $6,375 $4,540
70 – 75 $5,389 $6,056 $6,210 $6,621 $6,929 $4,935
76+ $5,461 $6,137 $6,293 $6,710 $7,022 $5,001

 

Payment

Processing of payments will begin the week of November 16, 2020. 

Reconciliation

A reconciliation will be required for each payment received. For the October payment, the reconciliation is due January 31, 2021. Programs should retain receipts, invoices and documentation for expenses. Reconciliation submission guidance will be provided by OCCRRA.

Questions: Please email your questions to pandemicsupportgrant@occrra.org