DEED: DEED Awards 14 Grants to Minnesota Communities to Increase Supply of Child Care

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded grants totaling $2,425,000 to 14 organizations representing communities throughout Minnesota to increase the supply of quality child care providers in order to support regional economic development. These grants authorize $5 million over the next two fiscal years for grants to local communities to increase quality child care providers to support economic development across Minnesota. The communities receiving the grants will use a variety of approaches ranging from partnering with local employers to build new child care facilities to training and assistance with licensing. The successful implementation of these projects will help solve the growing problem of access to quality childcare in Minnesota.” FULL STORY: