The Center for Retention & Expansion of Child Care (C-RECC) works to sustain, strengthen and expand child care in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties.
C-RECC NW was created in 2020 through a partnership between the Opportunity Council and the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and focuses on retaining and expanding child care through five counties (Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, San Juan, and Island).
We develop collaborative partnerships between business organizations and community members across all sectors, while providing current and aspiring child care providers with assistance.
Funding Opportunities for Child Care Programs
NOW OPEN! – Skagit ARPA for new Family Child Care (FCC) Providers
CLOSED on May 1, 2023 Small Business Innovation Fund
CURRENTLY CLOSED. Originally opened December 19, 2022 : Whatcom/Bellingham ARPA Innovative Approaches to Child Care Sustainability