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  • Applications for the Child Care Restoration Grant will be available the week of July 20th
  • Share the registration for the application technical assistance webinar for childcare providers on July 21st.  This is a step-by-step training overview for these applications, see below for registration information. 


Child Care Restoration Grants

The Governor and the Illinois General Assembly has directed at least $270 million of the state’s Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (CURE) Fund to support the economic health of child care providers as our economy reopens in the coming months.  As part of CURE, the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program is specifically designed to support businesses who endure lost revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in partnership with the Illinois Department of Human Services is charged to develop the grant program for licensed child care. The Child Care Restoration Grants will be administered by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (INCCRRA).


Child Care Restoration Grant Applications will be available the week of July 20 – 24, 2020. 

Register Today for Technical Assistance Webinars!

Webinars in English will be held on Monday, July 20, 2020, at 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM – (FULL) and Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Webinars in Spanish will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 6:30 PM.

Register now to join this webinar if you plan to apply for a Child Care Restoration Grant. The webinar will discuss the Restoration Grants, and walk providers through how to apply online through the Gateways Registry Director Portal. It will provide information on what documents to collect, and what information to have ready before you apply.

If you are not able to attend, a recording of the webinar will be available on the Gateways Facebook page.

To Register for the English Webinar (Monday)  – https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/1107930996301900558 (FULL)
To Register for the English Webinar (Tuesday) – https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2212810440016007691?fbclid
To Register for the Spanish Webinar – https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/1762832007643467280

Additional Resources

For questions you can email ccrg@inccrra.org  or call 1-855-939-4858.




Adrian Madunic

Northwest Region Manager

Regional Economic Development

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Cell: 217-299-5532



Lee Trotter

Account Manager Northwest Region

Regional Economic Development

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Cell 309 582 4090




Thank you for your message. COVID-19 has had an obvious impact on all of our lives and will do so at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as well. As the vast majority of our employees will be working remotely, there could be an impact on processing and response times.  But, we are hopeful that there will be minimal disruption on our services.  We appreciate your patience during this period and will address concerns as promptly as possible under the circumstances. Thank you.