young children receiving sensory development through food play and sorting
The LA Regional COVID-19 Fund provided a grant that allowed the Child Development Institute to continue to provide their services and resources to families in need.

For more than 20 years, the institute has been promoting healthy development and providing crucial information, products, and services to parents. The organization’s website has become a “go-to” for parents seeking support for child development questions and issues, and is referenced by major universities, school districts, professional organizations and public agencies.

The grant helped the institute cover pandemic-related costs. The grant also helped the institute continue an essential program that provides fresh produce and other food items, food vouchers, diapers, and feminine hygiene products.

With the grant’s help, staff were able to provide virtual development screenings for more than 75 children and teletherapy services for more than 450 children.

LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund

On August 31, 2020, the County and City of Los Angeles announced the creation of the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund, a joint effort to provide financial assistance to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits experiencing economic hardships due to the coronavirus.

[this story above] is an example of how the COVID-19 Recovery Fund assisted local L.A. businesses.

Awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 were provided over six rounds, the last of which ended October 26, 2020. In the upcoming weeks, EWDD Updates will feature more stories on L.A. City businesses that received grants and how the funding is helping them stay afloat during COVID-19.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of March 22, 2021. Read this issue and more.