# our OKDHS is pleased to announce a Child Care Desert Startup Grant to increase accessibility to quality child care in areas of significant need around the state. In Oklahoma, 34 of the state’s 77 counties are considered child care deserts. By establishing new child care programs, Oklahomans will not only be helping to expand their local business community, but also to grow the industry’s capacity to provide additional child care for even more families. Child Care Desert Startup Grants are available to individuals who are considering becoming licensed child care providers in identified desert counties. These individuals will participate…

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