Child Care

Child Care

The CGMC supports legislative initiatives to increase child care options in all corners of Greater Minnesota. This may include funding to help offset the cost of new or upgraded child care facilities, regulatory changes that remove barriers to entry for providers, training for providers, and other policies and programs that will increase the supply of both center-based and home-based childcare options.

Studies/Research/Informational Handouts

Bills to Watch

  • HF2424 / SF2090 – Provides $1.5 million to DEED for grants awarded to Initiative Foundations for the  planning, coordination, training, and education necessary to expand child care access
  • HF3605/SF 3316 – Provides $519,000 to DEED for the Minnesota Child Care Grant Program, which aims to increase the supply of child care providers to support economic development.
  • HF 4032/SF 3578 – Appropriates $5 million in bonding and $5 million from the general fund to provides grants to local governments and non-profits in Greater Minnesota to help cover the costs to build, upgrade or expand child care facilities.