The Freeborn County Child Care Loan Program provides an incentive to newly licensed child care providers to provide services in Freeborn County. The program provides a forgivable loan towards actual expenses relating to the cost of opening a child care business in Freeborn County, up to $2,000 per licensed child care provider. Qualifying expenses must be approved by the Freeborn County Child Care Licensor and the Albert Lea Economic Development Agency (ALEDA) Assistant Director. Approved requests will be funded on a first-come/first-served basis until all funds are expended. Click the link below to access the application.