Ready Set Rebuild: Connecticut’s Child Care Recovery Plan

Thanks to $346 million in relief funding from the federal government, OEC has rolled out support to child care providers in Connecticut to help them recover and rebuild during COVID-19. OEC’s Ready Set Rebuild initiative will oversee the distribution of all funding with a series of targeted programs. 

What programs are available?

Our Child Care Program Stabilization Funding program was designed to help programs address operational costs, including increased expenses during COVID-19. 

While the first round of payments have ended, we plan to offer a second round to programs that previously completed the initial application and received funds. Learn more on the Child Care Program Stabilization Funding page.

What federal funds has OEC received?

Funds for supporting child care in Connecticut are coming from 2 sources.

  • $70 million from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) for
    • Providing direct child care services
    • Resources, supplies, and/or technical assistance
    • Stabilization grants to support increased operating expenses
  • $276 million from The American Rescue Plan (ARP) including
    • $170 million to stabilize the child care industry
    • $106 to expand child care assistance

If you have any questions about this process, please contact 211 Child Care at 1-800-505-1000 or email Make sure to mention your child care license number to expedite assistance.

Last updated March 11, 2022