Cycle 1 applications closed on Friday, August 12th.
Payments for Cycle 1 will begin going out in the mail October 7. Payments will be sent out in successive batches due to the high volume of approved applicants. Payment will be in the form of a debit card, which will come with detailed instructions.
Because of the high volume of approved applications, we will not be able to look up individual payment information and exact mail dates at this time. Please check with your employer regarding whether you were included on their Cycle 1 application.
Cycle 2 of the OKDHS Child Care Services Workforce Support Grant is now open. The grant is a one-time bonus for child care staff in Oklahoma. Because this is a one-time bonus, you should only apply for Cycle 2 if:
We will be sending out detailed instructions for submitting your spreadsheet information for Cycle 2 of the Workforce Support Grant very soon. We hope to make the process simpler for Cycle 2, including the option to enter your data directly into an online form. You will also need to complete the online application for Cycle 2 on the Child Care Services grants website.
If you are not already signed up to receive updates from Child Care Services, we suggest you sign up for future newsletters and announcements at Oklahoma Department of Human Services (govdelivery.com).
What is it? Bonuses for all child care staff (Staff must have a Registry ID)
When is it? Launching July 5th
The Workforce Support Grant is available to licensed Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes.
Or you can email: ChildCareGrantsHelp@okdhs.org
After you complete the DHS application (and you are approved) and send CECPD the information they requested, your payment can be processed. Processing will not begin until the cycle ends. Payment in the form of a debit card will go out approximately 6-8 weeks after the close of the cycle.
You will activate your card and create a PIN
Once the PIN is created the card is active and ready for use
Watch for this envelope.
Sample of the Debit Card
I don't want to use a debit card, now what?
If you do not want to use the debit card, please activate your card and create a PIN.
If all of my information is up to date on the Registry, do I still have to fill out the spreadsheet?