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The Oregon Child Care Capacity Building Fund has closed.
The Oregon Child Care Capacity Building Fund is closed
Across Oregon, parents and child care providers are fighting to shift how we value and invest in the work of caregivers. By organizing together, our communities are paving the way for increased access to affordable, culturally-specific child care for more Oregon families.
With the Child Care Capacity Building Fund, advocates secured $22 million from the State to support child care providers who make a difference for so many. We opened the grant and we received more than $170 million in funding requests — nearly eight times the amount of resources available. It’s clear that child care providers and organizations in Oregon are facing an overwhelming crisis and are in need of more support.
Advocate for child care
The Child Care Capacity Building Fund was a step forward in addressing Oregon’s child care challenges. We know more investments are needed to build a system that values child care and the diverse professionals who provide care.
This new system must be developed by and for the providers and parents who know the most about child care, especially those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Pacific Islander, and/or people of color.
Learn more about a community partner organization leading this work: Child Care for Oregon. This coalition of organizations is advocating to build a new child care system that works for parents, providers, and our kids.
Find other grants for child care providers
While the Child Care Capacity Building Fund is officially closed, you can learn more about other grants that may become available in 2024: