United Way of Southeast Missouri helping to connect childcare providers to resources

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – A big concern in the Cape Girardeau area is the need for childcare.

“With a childcare coalition, to help address and bring resources, to our community,” said Elizabeth Shelton from the United Way speaks on grants that may be able to help.

There are three grants available right now that help child care providers and people wanting to start a child care business in Missouri.

“One is a childcare initiative for innovation, for startups,” said Shelton. “One is for childcare expansion, and one is for work force innovation, for corporations or businesses that may be looking to create their own child care.”

United Way’s goal is to connect existing and start-up childcare providers with businesses needing or wishing to support childcare to partner with each other on grants.

“And what we are trying to do is what United Way does best, connecting people with resources who need them,” said Shelton.

The fast-approaching deadline for these grants is May 31.

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