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Grants of up to $3,000 to Montana childcare providers in Cascade, Chouteau, Glacier, Toole, Pondera, or Teton Counties to better serve the children in their care. Funding may be used for a wide range of purposes, including, but not limited to, licensing costs, equipment purchase, and professional development.
Generally, funding may be requested for the purposes of:
-Purchase of cribs that meet the new Federal Standards
-New providers to become fully registered/licensed
-Licensing compliance such as balance of funds needed for full year of insurance, egress windows, play equipment, etc.
-Professional Development, particularly courses taken in preparation to meet STAR One requirements and to assist with year one professional development plans, etc.
-Practitioner registry fees for caregiver not in STARS formally
-Business equipment such as a computer to manage CACFP Claims and customer billing
-To assist in continual quality improvement or to meet additional requirements
It is a reasonable expectation that purchases including shipping and handling are covered as part of the awarded funds.
Estimated Size of Grant:
Grants are for one year.
Purchases paid for by the grant must occur after the effective date of the grant.
Family Connections MT
202 2nd Ave South, Suite 201
Great Falls, MT 59405