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2019-2020 Childcare Provider Mini-Grant Program

Grants to Sutter County, California Childcare Providers
for Early Childhood Development Programs

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Sutter County Children and Families Commission

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Deadline Date:

08/23/19 12:00 PM Noon


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Grants of up to $500, grants of up to $1,000, and grants of up to $1,500 to Sutter County, California child care providers to improve early childhood care for children between the ages of 0 and 5. Funding is intended to improve family functioning, improve child development, support healthy children and families, and improve systems of care.

The following are a small sample of possible mini‐grant projects:

- Playground equipment that meets the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards. Provider is responsible for equipment and ground cover to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards;
- Indoor or outdoor play apparatus to develop fundamental motor skills to get children under five years of age more physically active;
- Development of or enhancement to enrichment centers, such as: technology, literacy, art, music, science;
- Projects to support safe and active indoor and outdoor environments;
- Materials that support creative and innovative ways to increase fresh vegetable awareness in children and families and promote healthy eating such as Small Garden Starter Kits, Wheelbarrow Gardens, and Raised Bed Kits designed for children ages 0‐5;
- Curriculum that supports quality child care.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137173

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

- Small Licensed Childcare Provider – up to eight children – may apply for up to $500
- Large Licensed Childcare Provider – up to fourteen children – may apply for up to $1,000
- Childcare Centers may apply for up to $1,500

Term of Contract:

The term of this mini‐grant funding is FY 19‐20 and the project must be complete by May 29, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Licensed Childcare Providers (currently serving children ages 0 to 5) may submit an application.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Childcare Provider Mini Grant Application mandatory workshop will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Sutter County Children & Families Commission office.

All applicants must attend the Application Information Workshop. The Application Information Workshop will provide an opportunity to review the application process and to discuss project ideas with Commission staff. Workshop attendance is mandatory for the application to be considered for funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates to Note:
- Release of Mini‐Grant: June 25, 2019
- Mandatory Orientation: July 17, 2019 6:00 p.m.
- Application Submission Deadline: August 23, 2019 12:00 p.m.
- Notice of Intent to Award: September 20, 2019
- Final Report due to Commission: May 29, 2020

Notification letters will be sent within 2 business days following the September 2019 scheduled Commission meeting at which mini‐grant applications are considered for approval.

Sutter County Children & Families Commission staff offers technical assistance and is available to answer questions, go over the application, and provide feedback on drafts of your application.

Upon approval of funding, the organization/group will receive 75% of the Commission approved mini‐grant award. The balance of 25% will be paid to the organization/group upon Commission office receipt, review, and approval of final report and expenditure backup documentation.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit the completed application by mail or hand delivered to:
Sutter County Children & Families Commission
1531‐A Butte House Road
Yuba City, CA 95993
Attention: Mini‐Grant Program
Michele E. Blake

Telephone: (530) 822-7505
Fax: (530) 822-7508

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Sutter County