Category: Messages to the Community

Title: COVID-19 Dependent Care Assistance Grants for Fall 2021 Semester

Date Published: August 18, 2021

Dear Colleagues:

The University will reinstate offering COVID-19 Dependent Care Assistance grants for the Fall 2021 semester to defray dependent care costs, up to a maximum of $3,000 per eligible applicant.

Applicants must be full-time faculty, staff or AAP who have incurred or will incur additional dependent care expenses as a direct result of the pandemic. You may apply for a grant even if you previously received a GUCares COVID-19 Relief grant or another GUCares grant prior to June 30, 2021. Only one Fall 2021 COVID-19 Dependent Care Assistance grant will be provided to each eligible employee.

You may apply by completing the online grant request form and providing the required supporting documentation (e.g., proof of school or service closings, payment receipts or a description of the rationale for the grant, if costs are not yet incurred or are not listed below) for expenses incurred, or reasonably anticipated, between August 1 and December 23, 2021.

Reimbursable expenses include those reasonable and necessary expenses associated with child care or adult dependent care responsibilities arising directly from the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the costs of hiring care takers in the home, expenses for drop-off child/adult care, enrollment in in-person or online tutoring/activity programs and in-home or on-site adult care.

You can learn more about this program and apply for assistance on the Benefits GUCares page. Additional resources and support information can be found on the Benefits GUCares Dependent Care Support page.

Thank you for your contributions to the Georgetown community throughout the pandemic, and you have our best wishes as we begin the new academic year.


David B. Green, Interim Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Robert M. Groves, Provost

Edward B. Healton, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences

William M. Treanor, Executive Vice President and Dean of the Law Center