Grants for Child Care Programs

Child Care Service Grants

These grants are available to assist licensed child care providers/programs and legally exempt school-based school-age care programs increase the quality of their programs. Resources for Child Caring administers the Child Care Service Grant programs in the 7 county metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington).

The 2011-2012 Child Care Services Grant Program deadline to submit an application has pasted. Award (denial) letters will be mailed on November 15.

Emergency Grant Applications

Emergency Grants are available to assist licensed child care providers/programs and legally exempt school-based school-age care programs experiencing an emergency. An emergency includes occurrences that disrupt a provider/program's immediate ability to provide care for the children enrolled in their program, or occurrences that jeopardize the health and safety of the children in the program.

Please call the Grant Line at 651-287-6919 or send email request to Helen Swanson for availability of Emergency Grant Funds.

Renovation Loan Program

On behalf of the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support and in partnership with the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC), Resources for Child Caring is looking for eligible child care programs committed to improving the quality of child care environments in Minneapolis.

For program details, please select the link below that matches the type of care you provide.

Family Child Care (PDF)
Child Care Center (PDF)

If you have additional questions, please contact Kathleen Zabinski at 651-366-6787

Grant Advisory Committee Recruitment

Studies have shown that children who spend their early years Quality Child Care settings are likely to build stronger language skills, score higher in school-readiness, and develop fewer behavior problems. You could be part of this process by joining a grant committee in your region. Along with others, you can help children and those who care for them by reading proposals and making recommendations on how the grant dollars will be spent. A few hours of your time a year can go a long way for a child in your neighborhood.

If you are interested in serving on the regional grant programs proposal review committee, please call our Grant Line at (651) 287-6919 or you local Baseline Coordinator. Applications will be submitted to your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R;) agency and will then be forwarded to the Department of Human Services for final review and approval.