In order to apply and receive Missouri Child Care Relief funds, providers must review and complete the following steps.
- Payments are made through MissouriBUYS state system. To register, go to MissouriBUYS. For assistance, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Providers must demonstrate up-to-date paid taxes. To obtain a tax clearance, submit a Request Tax Clearance Form – 943 or submit a Certificate of No Tax Due letter along with your application. For assistance, email: email@example.com
- E-verify must be on file with the State of Missouri. One of the forms for either Box A, B, or C is required. The form can be downloaded here and submitted to ChildCareRelief@dese.mo.gov.
Additionally, for Startup/Expansion/Enhancement and Technical/Business Assistance, providers must visit the Small Business Development Center website to request a one-on-one consultation for applicable activities.
Review the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on applying for Child Care Relief Funds. Eligible child care providers in Missouri may apply to receive funds for the following activities.