Category: ACFS News

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Anishnaabek Community and Family Services is excited to announce funding availability for childcare assistance for tribal members who are essential workers residing in the seven-county service area. ACFS Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program is accepting childcare applications for essentials workers without regard to income for a limited time due to the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA).

Essential Workers include:
Health care sector workers
Emergency responders
Sanitation and janitorial workers
Food service workers
Security, Law Enforcement, Court
Information technology
Emergency management administration
Employees carrying out public assistance
• teachers-giving face-to-face instruction
• social workers
• behavioral health
• sanitation/environmental health
• direct assistance staff (MDHHS, ACFS, Community Action, Health Department, etc.)

Children must be:
Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Reside in the seven-county service area
Be between the ages of 0 and 13

Child Care Provider must be:
Licensed center
Licensed family home
Relative care provider (Grand Parent, Great Grand Parent, Aunt, Uncle or Sibling not residing in the home.
In-Home aide

You can find more information on the website and click on the CRRSA application link or by calling CCDF Coordinator Trish at 906‑632‑5250 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CRRSA CCDF Essential Worker Child Care Application