These grants are available to licensed child care providers in Pinellas County.
Benefits include onboarding incentives and training with completion bonuses.
*One bonus per person. Previous recipients are not eligible.*
Training/Bonus Opportunities **
(available to all early learning educators-
priority given to new staff)
$600 CLASS Bonus Training
- Infant/Toddler Track (for ELEs working with children birth to three)
- Preschool Track (for ELEs working with children three to five)
$700 Upskill Directors (for those working in leadership roles)
*All activities must take place 7/1/22 – 6/30/2024
**Background Screening/DCF pre-service offered ongoing until 6/30/2024
Training slots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Providers must have an initial, approved ARPA application
in WebAuthor, and participants must register for training before 12/15/23.
ARPA Helpdesk hours will be canceled on November 22 and December 27, 2023, due to holiday closures.