Are there grants for child care businesses? This is one of the most commonly asked questions the GrantWatch support team receives. While grants for child care and daycare are available, they are generally specific to a particular region. Not all locations have grants currently available to child care businesses, but don’t lose hope. New grants are constantly being released on a regular basis. We’ve found the latest grants to save you the time of searching through the listings.
Child Care Startup Grants
1. Grants of up to $10,000 are available in Nebraska for child care startups. This funding is for the purchase of equipment or for minor building modifications. However, applicants must be awarded the grant before they are awarded their Child Care License.
2. Meanwhile, Utah also offers up to $400 in funding. This grant is to help cover some of the costs associated with the child care licensing and business licensing fees.
3. Up to $3,000 is available to Minnesota child care programs for expenditures related to compliance with licensing and health and safety requirements. This grant is open to programs that will soon become licensed, have recently become licensed, are expanding, or are new and exempt from licensing.
U.S. Childcare Grants
1. Scholarships of up to $1,000 per semester are now accepting applications. However, this funding is only open to Vermont child care providers and licensed staff members to attend relevant college courses.
2. Nonprofit organizations, daycare centers, faith-based organizations, community groups, and schools in the City of Detroit may be eligible for funding. Applicant organizations must be not-for-profit organizations, except for daycare centers. This grant is to help children get a good start in life from before birth to age 4.
3. In-kind donations are open to U.S nonprofit organizations, churches, and newly developed organizations to directly benefit children. This program is to improve the quality of children’s lives by providing toys to those in need. Priority will be given to applicants serving children between the ages of 3 and 12.
Canadian Childcare Grants
1. British Columbia nonprofit and for-profit child care centers can apply for grants. This funding is to create new child care spaces or to reduce facility energy costs through improved efficiency. However, applicants must demonstrate well-developed projects that have broad community support, a building location, an operating plan, an experienced operator, and funding from other sources.
2. Up to $50,000 is available to Vancouver nonprofit organizations to establish new or expand existing school-age childcare programs. This grant will primarily support capital expenses, including physical improvements, installations, equipment, and furniture.
3. Newfoundland and Labrador family child care centers can apply for child care subsidize rates. This funding is to make childcare more affordable for families with young children.
Discovering More Grants
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