Foundation / Corporation
Children and Families First
08/14/20 Noon Receipt
Grants and in-kind technical assistance to Delaware licensed childcare programs to improve or expand childcare programs in eligible low-income areas. Funding is intended to support programs that serve infants and toddlers, children with special needs, English language learners, or for programs that provide childcare during non-traditional hours.
The project will seek to expand or enhance care that is safe, healthy, and appropriate, with an emphasis on serving low-income children in high needs areas. Eligible high needs areas may be seen here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/46adda_1bb29abe4d4f416f9adc71c854483336.pdf#page=4.
The goal of the grant program is to provide quality improvement technical assistance strategies and grant resources to licensed child care programs to increase the supply of child care in areas where it is limited.
The Capacity Grant awards are intended to provide resources that will enhance the quality of care in programs, and build the availability of child care that are in limited supply in one or all of the following areas:
Programs must accept POC ( Purchase of Care) and meet one of the following criteria:
For details regarding Funding Priorities, see: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/46adda_1bb29abe4d4f416f9adc71c854483336.pdf#page=4.
Materials and other resources provided to programs will be required to meet Delaware Stars standards and Environment Rating Scales (ERS) indicators. Funds will be based on a program’s total capacity and service to children with high needs.
Eligible materials and resources can be seen here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/46adda_1bb29abe4d4f416f9adc71c854483336.pdf#page=5.
Technical Assistance: Each program that submits an application will be assigned a Capacity Grant Technical Assistant (TA). Technical assistance may be offered in areas such as (but not limited to): inventorying of new materials; administrative policies and general business management; staff retention and performance management; classroom management. For more details, see https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/46adda_1bb29abe4d4f416f9adc71c854483336.pdf#page=5.
GrantWatch ID#: 180613
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications can be sent as follows:
Attention: Andrea Prettyman, Capacity Grant
Children & Families First
91 Wolf Creek Blvd, Suite 1
Dover, DE 19901
Fax: (855) 295-5331
Applications can be hand-delivered to one of the Children & Families First offices:
Attention: Andrea Prettyman, Capacity Grant
- New Castle County: 809 Washington St., Wilmington, DE
- Kent County: 91 Wolf Creek Blvd, Suite 1, Dover, DE
- Sussex County: 410 S. Bedford St, Georgetown, DE
Call 302-389-7268 to learn more or to request a meeting with a Capacity Grant TA.
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