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April 18, 2022

Child Care Facility Revitalization Grants have launched!

First Children’s Finance is pleased to announce our new Child Care Facility Revitalization Grants program, made possible by funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Facility revitalization grants can used by Minnesota child care centers, family child care providers, certified child care centers, and legal unlicensed providers registered with CCAP to address facility improvements and related equipment. The grant program will operate for the next two years, with applications accepted every three months between Spring 2022 and Spring 2024.

Applicants may apply for a grant to complete facility improvements, minor renovations, and related equipment and services, including assistance to meet licensing requirements to establish, maintain, or expand licensed and legal unlicensed child care sites. Grant funds may not be used for construction or major renovation of facilities.

Licensed Child Care Centers (For Profit/Nonprofit)                   Up to $20,000  

Certified Child Care Centers                                                             Up to $10,000 

Licensed Family Child Care                                                              Up to $15,000  

Legal, Unlicensed Provider Registered with CCAP                      Up to $500 

All facilities must be located within Minnesota. Applicants must be a licensed family child care provider, the director or owner of a licensed or certified child care center, a legal, unlicensed provider registered with CCAP, or a new provider seeking licensure.   

New child care programs that are not yet licensed must provide a copy of their license application and background study clearance. Items requested in a facility revitalization grant application must be the final items needed for licensure based on the pre-licensure visit checklist.