Category: Messages to the Community

Title: New GUCares Grant for Fall 2020 Dependent Care

Date Published: August 26, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

In recognition of the dependent care challenges faced by many of our faculty and staff due to COVID-related closings of school, child care, and elder care services, the University will offer assistance in defraying dependent care costs, up to a maximum of $1,000 per eligible applicant for the Fall 2020 semester. 

Applicants must be full-time faculty, staff or AAPs who have incurred additional dependent care expenses as a direct result of the pandemic in order to be eligible for a grant. You may apply for a grant even if you previously received a GUCares COVID Relief Grant or another GUCares grant. As with the COVID Relief Grant, only one COVID Dependent Care Grant will be provided to each eligible employee.

You may apply by completing the online grant request form and providing the required supporting documentation (proof for school/service closings, payment receipts, or a description of the rationale for the grant, if costs are not yet incurred or are not listed above) for expenses incurred, or reasonably anticipated, between September 1 and December 23, 2020.

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

You can learn more about this program and apply for assistance at Additional resources and support information can be found at


Geoffrey S. Chatas, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 

Robert M. Groves, Provost

Edward B. Healton, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine

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