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United for Early Care and Education – in partnership with United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Agenda for Children – provides technical and legal support to child care centers, beginning with a focus on the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) to help them access the loans, maintain proper eligibility for forgiveness and complete the loan forgiveness process. 

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The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice thanks Adams and Reese for its pro bono legal assistance on this project.

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About United for ECE

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law joined United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) to launch an early care and education (ECE) provider assistance program, United for Early Care and Education, to help child care providers navigate new public funding and supports rolled out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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United for Early Care and Education Opens Phase 4 of Support: for early childhood education providers who have received Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw funds. More info.


Applications accepted until June 4, 2021 for the United for ECE PPP2 Initiative! For more information, please see the application here.



In response to the global COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic, the United States Congress has implemented programs to provide loans and grants to small businesses to help keep their businesses running and to help pay their employees.