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.
New this year: 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, see the guides here.
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.
For basic information on types of items that would be approved for the grant and the grants amounts, please read the Grant Application Guide from last year found below (updated annually). 2021 Regional Grant Application Guide coming soon!
Programs MUST read the Grant Application Guide and use it to complete the online Application.
Log into Develop at www.developtoolmn.org.
Use your Organization Profile to find the online application.
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