Child Care Service Grants
Child Care Service Grants are available to improve child care quality, support start-up of new programs, and expand existing programs. There are 3 types of Child Care Services Grants: Start-Up, Emergency and Regional.
- Start Up Grants are intended to provide support to child care educators just getting started. Educators can request funding for items required for child care startup costs. Applications may be submitted after having the first visit with the child care licensor or up to 6 months after the effective date of the child care license. Click here for more information and the Start-Up Grant application
- Emergency Grants are intended to assist existing programs that have been affected by an emergency that directly affects their ability to provide care. Click here or more information and the Emergency Grant application
- Regional Grants are intended to provide funds to help cover the cost of supplies, equipment, technology, and training. Grant funds are offered annually and are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified child care programs. The application for this program is available through Develop September 1st – 25th each year.