Are you looking for grant money to advance your professional development or to help purchase curriculum and assessment tools? Do you need to meet health and safety requirements or enhance your learning environment? These are the types of improvements to child care programs made possible by the Child Care Aware Regional Grants Program. Regional Grants are available for any early childhood program or provider who is licensed, soon-to-be licensed, certified, or exempt from licensing to apply for each year from September 1-25.
Apply through Develop!
Applicants must have an active Develop Membership and registered Organization profile with completed tabs. If you do not have an active Develop membership and Organization profile, please go to Develop’s Home Page -> How do I… -> and look at the How-To Guides relating to Organizational Profiles.
Grantees will be required to complete 12 hours of approved training. The cost of participating in this required training is the grantee’s responsibility. This expense may be included as part of the grant application. The timeline for completing the training requirement will be outlined in your award letter if you receive this grant. The required training must be approved on Develop.
Four of the 12 hours of the required training must be in the Knowledge and Competency Framework (KCF) areas of III, IX, and/or X.
For information on types of items that would be approved for the grant and the grants amounts, please read the Grant Application Guide below.
Programs MUST read the Grant Application Guide and use it to complete the online Application.
Do not apply before September 1st or after September 25th. Early or late applications will be denied.
Receipts must be legible and include:
- Date purchased
- Where item was purchased (store name)
- What was purchased
- Cost of item(s)
- Total amount
- Where item was shipped (if shipping was used), include name and address
- Proof of payment