Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Reflecting Oklahoma's commitment to high quality early care and education by providing professional development that produces results!

Workforce Support Grant

What is it?  Bonuses for all child care staff (Staff must have a Registry ID)

 

When is it?  Launching July 5th 

 

 

The Workforce Support Grant is available to licensed Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes.

 

To receive your Workforce Support Grant you will need to complete 2 steps.
 
Step 1:  Work with your Director and submit required information to CECPD
 
Step 2:  When notified, work with your Director and submit your application to Oklahoma Human Services Child Care Service
 
 
Do you have some questions? Take a look at the FAQ's

FAQ's

 
 

I have sent in my application to DHS, where is my bonus?

I left someone off the spreadsheet I sent to CECPD, what do I do? 

What happens after I apply for the bonus?

I don't want to use a debit card, now what?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I have questions on the Support Grant application process or eligibility who do I call?
 
 
Grant Support -  Child Care Services
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Phone: 405-521-6177

Or you can email: ChildCareGrantsHelp@okdhs.org

 
I have questions regarding the spreadsheet requested by CECPD, who do I call?
 
If you have any questions regarding the CECPD information, please call 405-799-6383 Ext 273 or email us at cecpdfinance@ou.edu (email prefered).
 
 
I have sent in my application to DHS, where is my bonus?
Once your application has been approved and you have submitted a complete spreadsheet to CECPD, you should receive your card in approximately 6 to 8 weeks. 

Both steps must be completed before payment can be processed.

 

I left someone off the spreadsheet I sent to CECPD, what do I do? 

If you have already sent in your information to CECPD, and you need to add more, please use a new spreadsheet.  Please indicate in your email that this for additional staff.

Need a spreadsheet? Click here.

 

What happens after I apply for the bonus?

 

After you complete the DHS application (and your approved) and send CECPD the information they requested, your card will be sent to you.

The envelope will contain the following:
  • The debit card
  • Terms of Use
  • A pamphlet on how to use the card at ATMs and merchant locations.

You will activate your card and create a PIN   

  • Once the PIN is created the card is active and ready for use.

 

I don't want to use a debit card, now what?

If you do not want to use the debit card, please activate your card and create a PIN. 

  • you can go to your bank and transfer the money to any bank account
  • you can go to any TransFund ATM and cash out your card

 

If all of my information is up to date on the Registry, do I still have to fill out the spreadsheet?

We do still need the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet has some information we do not have access to that is needed to process your payment. In addition, we need to be sure your information is current and your name matches your tax information.
 
 
I can't open the Spreadsheet, where can I get a new Spreadsheet?
 
 
 
The Grant application is asking for my employees address. Can I use the Center's address?
 
The cards will be mailed to the address provided by Child Care Services. You should use the employees mailing address.
1801 N. Moore Avenue, Moore, OK 73160
Toll Free: 888-446-7608 or 405-799-6383
FAX: 405-799-7634
Email: cecpd@ou.edu