As the Minnesota Legislature moves into the second week of its special session, talk about a potential bonding bill has intensified. As those discussions continue, it is vital that Greater Minnesota business and community leaders reach out to key legislators and urge them to include $10 million for child care facilities in the bill.
GMNP was instrumental in the creation of the Greater Minnesota Child Care Facilities Grant Program, which was established in the 2020 bonding bill. However, the program was not funded. As Greater Minnesota businesses and families continue to recover from the economic fallout caused by the pandemic, it is vital that the Legislature include funding for child care facilities in the bonding bill to help address this critical need across the state.
You can learn more about the Greater Minnesota Child Care Facilities Grant Program here.