Child Care Aware of Minnesota – Southern awards Regional Grants to child care programs across twenty counties each year. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified child care programs to help fund professional development, supplies, and equipment. Programs that are licensed, soon-to-be licensed, or exempt from licensing are eligible to apply every September and awards are announced in November after applications are reviewed by a grants committee. This year, Regional grants were awarded to 29 child care centers and 48 family child care programs; a total of $170,897! Congratulations to the programs receiving a Regional Grant this year!

For more information on Regional Grants and other grant opportunities available through Child Care Aware, check out our website here or contact Dawn Eckhoff, Southern District Grants Coordinator, at