First Children’s Finance, a partner of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, has announced the opening of its new Child Care Facility Revitalization Grants program.
This program, which opens March 29, 2022, with federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, aims to address child care facility needs.
This grant program will be administered by First Children’s Finance, through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. It will be available for the next two years, with applications accepted every three months starting March 29, 2022, and ending spring 2024.
Applicants may apply for facility improvements, minor renovations and related equipment and services, including assistance to meet licensing requirements needed to establish, maintain or expand licensed and legal unlicensed child care and early childhood education sites. Grant funds may not be used for construction or major renovation of facilities.
Those eligible for the grants include:
- Licensed child care centers
- Certified child care centers
- Licensed family child care
- Legal, non-licensed child care registered with CCAP, and
- New child care providers seeking licensure.
Awards will range up to $20,000 for license child care centers, up to $10,000 for certified child care centers, up to $15,0000 for licensed family child care, and up to $500 for legal, non-licensed child care registered with CCAP.
Applications are due April 12th.
Learn more about the opportunity HERE.