New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) - Division of Family Development (DFD)
01/14/22 - for Retention Grant requests
Grants to New Jersey childcare providers to support and expand the childcare workforce. Applicants must complete required registrations and trainings prior to applying. Funding is intended to promote the retention of current staff and to help recruit new staff. Current part-time and full-time instructional/teaching staff who are assigned to work in the classroom and are responsible for instruction and supervision of children are eligible for $1,000 bonus payments.
Funds must be used to recruit new staff into the child care workforce and to reward and retain current staff. The Phase 1 Retention Grant is for staff currently employed at your program. The Phase 1 Hiring Grant, which will be available in Spring 2022, will be for newly hired staff or staff that did not receive the Phase 1 Retention Grant.
General Grant Requirements:
GrantWatch ID#: 200604
- $1,000 per eligible staff for licensed child care centers
- $1,000 per eligible registered family child care providers
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The program administrator of a licensed child care center or registered family child care provider can find the grant application by logging into their https://www.njccis.com/njccis/home account and navigating to Grants from their Quicklinks panel.
For NJCCIS account questions, including questions about passwords, contact:
For specific questions about the Hiring and Retention Bonus Grant application, contact:
For questions about policies and grant eligibility requirements, contact:
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