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Euvalcree gets grant to enhance child care options in Malheur County

Euvalcree, nonprofit community organization, plans a program to provide child care but also to train aspiring child care operators in the business. (The Enterprise/FILE)

ONTARIO – The pinch in providing child care in Malheur County is headed for some relief as Euvalcree has won a $1.2 million state grant to open a new center.

The money comes through a massive funding bill approved recently by the 2022 Legislature that included $100 million for child care programs across Oregon.

“This is a big deal,” said Gustavo Morales, Euvalcree executive director.

The Ontario-based nonprofit will use the money to create a child care center, providing another place for parents to find child care. The center could serve up to 30 children.

“Assuming no challenges arise we hope to be open and running in . . .