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Anishnaabek Community and Family Services Announces Child Care Assistance Available for Essential Workers


Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Anishnaabek Community and Family Services is excited to announce funding availability for child care assistance for Essential Workers residing in the seven-county service area. ACFS Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program is accepting Child Care 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 years of age

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 https://saulttribe.com/membership-services/acfs/direct-services/child-care-development-fund and click on the CRRSA application link or by calling Trish, CCDF Coordinator at 906‑632‑5250 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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