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The Renville County Board of Commissioners has allocated $125,000 of  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds toward supporting and retaining childcare providers in  Renville County.

With these funds, the HRA/EDA was able to provide forgivable loans to Renville County’s  in-home providers and daycare centers, with a focus on retaining the county’s childcare network.  

The HRA/EDA offers a year-round forgivable loan program to assist with the creation of new, and  expansion of existing, childcare providers in Renville County. Forgivable loans of up to $5,000 are  available for in-home providers, and up to $10,000 for centers. Loans are for five years, with 20% of  the loan being forgiven for each year in operation after receiving the loan. 

Additional information on the Renville County Childcare Development Forgivable Loan Program and  an application can be found online at