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Now Accepting Applications for the Early Childhood Staff Stipend Incentive Program!

Individuals must be active members of The Nevada Registry AND working in an eligible program to apply. To determine whether you are eligible, log into your Online Portal account and click on the 'Membership Account' tab on your dashboard. If you are eligible, you will see a tab titled, 'Early Childhood Staff Stipend Incentive Program' under your membership profile. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH APRIL 2023.

Learn More About the Staff Stipend

Supplies are expected to cover needs of the current school year.

Schools and early childhood education centers (ECEs) in Nevada are eligible to obtain free COVID antigen tests (take home and on-site tests), as well as personal protective equipment (PPE) based on current inventory.

To order COVID antigen tests for an ECE or K-12 school, complete the order form linked here.

The COVID antigen tests for K-12 schools and ECEs are available through a variety of sources, including:

  1. Large inventory of OTC and POC tests currently stored at the Nevada Department of Emergency Management southern warehouse;
  2. Surplus POC tests from school districts statewide that are no longer conducting on-site testing;
  3. ELC Reopening Schools grant funds for schools (districts, charters, and private) to purchase their own tests via Division of Public and Behavioral Health; and
  4. Monthly POC and OTC antigen test allocations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sent to one central distribution location in Nevada.

With these combined resources, Child Care Licensing is hoping schools and ECEs will have sufficient access to COVID antigen tests throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

More information can be found online here. This website is regularly updated to reflect available resources.

Email questions to mcurran@health.nv.gov.

For more information, guidance and resources about Nevada’s response to COVID-19, visit https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/