Child Care Task Force
Governor Reynolds launched the Child Care Taskforce on March 10, 2021, to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barriers to work in Iowa.
Press Release: Governor Reynolds Launches Child Care Taskforce, Announces Child Care Challenge Grant Awardees
Child Care Task Force Meeting - April 5, 2021
The first meeting for the Governor’s Child Care Task Force was held on April 5. Resouces from the meeting are provided below:
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Child Care Projects
Future Ready Iowa Child Care Challenge grants support community projects to establish local child care facilities. The Department of Human Services and Iowa Workforce Development worked together to strategically award DHS child care grants and Child Care Challenge grants to all eligible applicants throughout the state. Child Care Challenge grants support community projects to establish local child care facilities, while DHS child care grants provide support for equipment, personnel, training, and supplies for new or ongoing child care facilities.
Child Care Resources in Iowa for Businesses and Communities