Salt Lake City, Utah – Utah is offering a one-time $2,000 bonus to childcare workers in response to the significant impact the pandemic had on the childcare industry.
Aug. 30 is the deadline to apply for the bonus.
The money will come from the funds the state received through Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA).
Over 5,000 childcare workers have already applied for the bonus, with 1,700 of these applications already approved.
Awarding workers more than $3.2 million, the first bonus checks have been sent out.
“With such a short application window, we don’t want anyone to miss out on this opportunity,” said Rebecca Banner, director of the Office of Child Care in the Department of Workforce Services. “It is so rare for us to be able to offer a tangible thank you to our child care workers. They are essential to keeping our workforce working and families cared for. We would love to see every eligible person receive this bonus.”