Quality Care for Children (QCC) is recruiting volunteers to help child care providers access SBA loans/grants that are a part of the federal government’s CARES Act. Child care is composed primarily of small businesses and nonprofits and like others, they are at risk of closing and never reopening. When the crisis is over and everyone is ready to return to work, many families may struggle to find care. Many small child care programs will not survive without our help. There are many excellent child care programs led by incredible individuals who are experts in early education, but have little experience completing loan and grant applications. That’s where you come in!
How you can help:
Talk through their choices and help determine if they are eligible to apply
Assist them in completing the applications
Double-check that everything is correct and they have all the required documentation
Reassure them that they are doing everything correctly Online training is required, and then QCC will connect volunteers with a provider in need of assistance and you and the phone meeting can be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.
Volunteers should expect to dedicate between a half hour to two hours of phone assistance.