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Boulder ARPA Child Care Business Grant Application

The City of Boulder has dedicated part of its federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to provide grants for local child care businesses, including women- and minority-owned businesses and 501(c)3 nonprofits, that continue to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. One-time grants in the amount of $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 that do not need to be repaid will be awarded through a competitive application process. Grant awards will be made until available funds of $100,000 dedicated to this program are exhausted. The number of grant applications may exceed available funding.

Grant applications will be evaluated based on financial need, adaptation to changing business conditions, planned use of funds, intent to continue operation, and other factors. For more information and FAQs, visit the Boulder ARPA Child Care Provider Business Grant webpage.

To be considered, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements listed below and submit a complete application using this online form on or before 5 p.m. MDT on Monday, June 20, 2022. The application is expected to take about ten minutes to complete.

Licensed Child Care provider businesses that are open and operating, have experienced a business disruption, and meet the following criteria will be eligible for a grant:
  • Be privately held
  • Have a physical (brick-and-mortar) presence located within the Boulder city limits (home-based providers are not eligible for this grant)
  • Have an active state Child Care License
  • Provide year-round child care
  • Have an active City of Boulder business license or proof of application (grants may be provisionally approved for businesses that have applied for a license; however, grants will only be awarded to businesses with a City of Boulder business license)
  • Be current (filed and paid) on all City of Boulder utility and tax accounts as of the date of this application or be on a payment plan with the city
  • Currently employ between 2 and 49 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
Before you apply, please note you will need to provide the federal EIN (employer identification number) or Tax ID (tax identification number) for your business or your ITIN (individual taxpayer identification number), your state child care license number(s), and your 8-digit City of Boulder business license number or, if you recently applied for a City of Boulder business license, the confirmation number that was emailed to you after you submitted your business license application. Please note that any business with multiple locations with the same EIN, Tax ID, or ITIN will count as one entity for grant consideration. 
Please answer the following questions about your business. *This question is required.
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Is your business privately held?
Does your business have physical (brick-and-mortar) presence within Boulder city limits NOT located in a residential home? (Home-based providers not eligible for this grant)
Does your business have a child care license issued by the state of Colorado?
Does your business offer year-round child care?
Does your business currently have or applied for a City of Boulder business license?
Is your business current on all City of Boulder utility and tax payments or on a payment plan with the city?
Does your business have between 2 and 49 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees?