$44-million in new grants to be made available for child-care centres across Saskatchewan

Early learning and child-care centres and homes across Saskatchewan will soon be able to apply for new grants.

The Governments of Saskatchewan and Canada announced three, one-time funding grants, totaling $44-million.

There’s $15-million to offset costs absorbed from inflation, $27-million for maintenance and repairs of centres, and $2-million to purchase equipment and materials to encourage outdoor physical activity. Depending on which grant a child-care centre applies for, grants range from $100 up to $3,200 per eligible regulated child care space.

The province says more information on the new grants, including eligibility and application forms, will be distributed in the coming days.

Funding is provided through the Canada-Saskatchewan Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.

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