Policy Agenda MinneMinds supports
Economic Development: Provider pipeline and workforce growth
- Support expanding state grants for retaining and increasing the number of providers, tax credits for families to afford
child care and for businesses to invest in high-quality care and education, increase investments in programs like TEACH
and RETAIN for early childhood and afterschool professionals, and bonding projects related to high-quality early
Access: Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP)
- Support family and provider-friendly provisions of federal reauthorization and serve more CCAP eligible families.
- Ensure CCAP eligibility and access for families who are homeless.