COVID-19 Financial
Resources for Providers

The resources found on this page include the most current financial opportunities available for Child Care Providers, as well as closed financial opportunities listed in order of release date. The closed financial resources on this page are for informational purposes only.

Please see the tab, “Latest Updates” for new information related to financial resources for providers. We will be updating this tab regularly, as new information regarding funding opportunities becomes available.

  • Latest Updates
  • Absent Due to Covid
  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
  • Coronavirus Response and Relief
    Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA)
  • COVID-19 Child Care Assistance
    Supplement (CCCAS)
  • Child Care Recovery Stabilization
    Program (CCRSP)
  • U.S. Small Business Association

Absent Due to Covid


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)


  • ARPA/CCASP Office Hours Update

    Dear Providers, Due to conflicting conflicts, we need to cancel CCASP/ARPA office hours today, 10.12.2021. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please email all CCASP/ARPA needs to Eccp@dhhs.nh.gov and Emma Salerni will be happy to assist you. Sincerely, The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration


  • ARPA Discretionary Funds Planning Update

    As planning work continues on the potential uses for the ARPA Discretionary Funds, BCDHSC wanted to share the latest information including the results from the ARPA –New Hampshire’s Discretionary Funds Feedback Survey Results and other information related to the planning process. In addition, you will find the Office for Child Care ARPA Discretionary Funds Guidelines here as well. Keep checking back for updates as the process continues.


  • Discretionary Funds Feedback Survey-Detailed Data

    This document includes the results from the ARPA –New Hampshire’s Discretionary Funds Feedback Survey.


  • Discretionary Funds Feedback Survey Results-High Level

    This document includes the results from the ARPA –New Hampshire’s Discretionary Funds Feedback Survey Results.


  • Office for Child Care ARPA Discretionary Funds Guidelines

    This document includes the Office for Child Care ARPA Discretionary Funds Guidelines.


  • ARPA: CCASP Frequently Asked Questions-Updated

    This document contains frequently asked questions and answers related to the ARPA: CCASP Grant. These FAQs were updated on October 18, 2021.


  • ARPA: CCASP Application Template Available Here

    This link will give you a copy of the ARPA: CCASP Grant Application on the NH Connections Information System for reference use only. The actual application is available on the NHCIS and should be accessed through your Program Profile. In addition, please access the CCASP Letter of Intent (prior to completing the NHCIS application) found below along with additional information about the ARPA: CCASP Grant process. On the NHCIS application, you will have step by step support with the “tool tips” for the various questions. These are accessed by hovering over the little caption symbol. If you need additional assistance, please contact us at eccp@dhhs.nh.gov.


  • State of NH Child Care Series Session One: Workforce and Market Rates

    This session, featuring guest speaker and researcher Michael Kalinowski, will focus on reviewing the latest Market Rate Survey that served as a foundation for establishing the newly adopted NH Child Care Scholarship rates. In addition, we will be exploring the child care workforce shortage through numerous data points including the recent Early Childhood Workforce Study, CRRSA, ARPA and the NH Connections Information System along with highlighting the statewide and local initiatives focused on helping address the issues around workforce and staffing needs. Discussions cover both early childhood (birth through preschool) and school-age (K through grade 5) programs. This session will take place on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.


  • ARPA/CCASP Office Hours

    Hello, please join us for our CCASP/ARPA office hours from 12:00-1:00. See the attached announcement for the dates, beginning September 2021- Early November 2021.


  • ARPA/CCASP Allowable Expenditures Chart

    This Chart was updated on September 10, 2021.This is a general list of the broad categories of allowable uses for the CCASP/ARPA grant awards. We advise you to read the FAQs for more detail and if necessary, reach out to the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration at eccp@dhhs.nh.gov for more clarification.


  • CCASP/ARPA: Funding Award Formula and Schedule

    September 3, 2021. In accordance with Federal requirements for the ARPA Stabilization Funds, the DHHS Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration (BCDHSC) created the Child Care Achieving Stabilization Program (CCASP). The plan for determining the amount of the CCASP/ARPA awards for NH’s child care programs can be found here.


  • CCASP/ARPA Award Letter and Invoice Video Guide

    Please see the above video to help guide you through your Award Letter and Invoices. Please take the time to FULLY read your Award Letter and select the incentives that you wish to accept with your base award. Please note, the ARPA team is busy fixing multiple Award Letters and this will cause a delay in award notifications. *This video has no sound*


  • ARPA Award Letter Update

    This ARPA Award Letter Update was sent via email on September 1, 2021.


  • CCASP/ARPA How to Use and Track Your ARPA Award Funds Recorded Webinar

    This webinar took place on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Assistant Bureau Chief, Dianne Chase, discussed how to use and track awarded CCASP/ARPA funds.


  • CCASP/ARPA Application and Uses for Family Child Care and License-Exempt Homes Recorded Webinar

    This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Assistant Bureau Chief, Dianne Chase, discussed the CCASP/ARPA Application and funding for Family Child Care Providers and License-Exempt Home Providers.


  • ARPA: CCASP Notification Timeline

    This document shows a timeline of the submission deadlines and the award schedule for the ARPA: CCASP Grant. This was updated as of August 25, 2021.


  • ARPA: CCASP Notification Timeline Update

    Hello All, The ARPA: CCASP First Review Deadline is now Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Midnight, not Monday, August 16, 2021 at noon.  If you want to get reviewed and potentially funded by the end of the month you need to submit by Wednesday, August 18th at midnight. You can submit any time after that date while funds are still available, but you will not be in the first round of reviews. Please see the attached updated Funding Notification Dates. We just wanted to let you know the State is undergoing an information technology update that may impact the NH Connections Information System. This much needed update will ultimately be a real asset to our efficiency and effectiveness, but like all change, it may slow us down temporarily. We are hoping that any support tickets that you have submitted will be addressed quickly, but please be patient if they take us longer than usual. Further, while we are aiming to meet our original notification timeline starting the week of August 23rd, there is a possibility of a delay. We will keep you posted. This update process will not impact your ability to submit your Letter of Intent or application – so go for it! -The ARPA: CCASP Team


  • The CCASP/ARPA Online Application Submission on NHCIS: Webinar

    This webinar was previously recorded on Wednesday, August 4. 2021 from 12:30-2:00 PM. This 90-minute webinar focused on the new ARPA: CCASP Grant and included a grant application demonstration and walk though. It was followed by a Question and Answer Section about many aspects of this new Grant program. For additional questions not answered in this Webinar, please reach out to eccp@dhhs.nh.gov.


  • ARPA/CCASP Office Hours

    Please join The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration for weekly office hours. Please bring any questions related to CCASP/ARPA with you and we will do our best to provide guidance relating to this grant application process.

    Dates: August 10, 2021, August 17, 2021, August 24, 2021, August 31, 2021
    Time: 12:00 PM


  • An Invitation to Share your Thoughts on Utilization of ARPA Discretionary Funds for Child Care

    The American Rescue Plan Act Idea Input Survey is now available. We are interested in how you think we should prioritize the funding in an effort to strengthen the child care industry in NH. Please share your thoughts on our NH ARPA Discretionary Fund Idea Input Survey at NH ARPA Discretionary Input Survey Link. In addition, DHHS will be providing other ways to provide input over the life of the grant. An informational webinar will be announced as more details become available.


  • ARPA: CCASP Letter of Intent Form Link

    This is the Survey Monkey link to submit a Letter of Intent for the CCASP Funding. If you would like to be considered for funding you are required to submit a Letter of Intent as part of the application submission. This program has a rolling application process allowing for applications any time this summer and early fall, as long as funds are available.


  • ARPA: CCASP Recorded Webinar

    This Webinar discussed the upcoming CCASP Grant, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This Webinar took place on Monday, July 12, 2021 from 12:30-1:30 PM.


  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): Child Care Achieving Stabilization Grant Program (CCASP) Information

    Preview of coming attractions: regarding the upcoming American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded “Child Care Achieving Stabilization Grant Program” (CCASP). This announcement was sent to providers via email on July, 6 2021.


  • New Funding Initiatives to Support Child Care Programs, Staff and Families

    The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced new initiatives to support the child care sector and the families they serve. These initiatives are part of a multi-faceted plan to stabilize child care in New Hampshire and are part of New Hampshire’s federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act.


  • COVID-Related Funds and NH Child Care: Where Are We Now? 05/25/2021

    This update included information about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the upcoming DHHS Child Care Stabilization Grant program: Child Care Achieving Stabilization Sub-Grant Program (CCASSP),  ARPA Discretionary Funds, the status of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) and other DHHS funding allocations to date. We hope this information will be helpful in understanding NH’s COVID-related funding for child care at this time.


Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA)


COVID-19 Child Care Assistance Supplement (CCCAS)


Child Care Recovery Stabilization Program (CCRSP)


U.S. Small Business Association