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Regional Grants are available to licensed family child care programs and child care centers. Regional Grants, and now, Start Up Grants are available for the following purposes:

  • To assist child care programs who are in the process of becoming licensed, to purchase items or make improvements that are required by licensing or the Fire Marshall.
  • To assist licensed programs experiencing an emergency that affects their immediate ability to provide child care services.
  • To increase the capacity and quality of licensed infant/toddler care in Minnesota.
  • To provide professional and program development opportunities for school age-care providers and programs.

All programs applying must have a Develop Membership and Organization ID. You will be required to complete 12 or 16 hours of approved training. The cost of participating in this required training is your responsibility; you may choose to include the cost of the required training as part of your grant application. The timeline for completing the training requirement will be outlined in your award letter if you receive this grant. Also, you must complete the training requirement after the date of the grant award and prior to receiving reimbursement for your award. The required training must be approved training accessed via Develop; the following is the link to access Develop for all of your training needs, www.developtoolmn.org.