United Way of the Black Hills announces child care CDBG grant for child care providers

RAPID CITY – United Way of the Black Hills (UWBH) has funding available for child care providers within the city of Rapid City who are serving children ages 0-12, for COVID-19-related expenses. Grant applicants may receive up to $15,000.


Grant funds may be used to reimburse the costs including, but not limited to: personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, increased staffing costs, increased food costs, increased travel costs, and other increased or additional costs related to COVID-19. Expenses are eligible for reimbursement from October 1, 2020 to present day. 

Child care providers will be required to provide documentation for the following: 

  • Demographic and income levels of all families in their care for a 12 month period. 
  • Copies of receipts and/or other documentation for the reimbursed costs. 
  • Certification that this funding is not a duplication of other funding or benefits available for the provider. 

Priority will be given to providers who serve low to moderate income families. If all funds are not awarded during the first round, a new funding round will be released.

How to Apply

Applicants can submit an application here


For more information or questions, please contact Jamie Toennies, Executive Director of UWBH at jamie@unitedwayblackhills.org.

If you plan to request funds to cover an expense not explicitly stated above, please contact Jamie prior to applying.  


Funding is made available thanks to the City of Rapid City; CDBG-CV through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development CARES Act.