Minnesota Child Care Facility Revitalization Grants


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.

As a reminder, all projects and reports must be completed prior to May 31, 2024. No extensions will be granted for Round 8.

For questions or if you are having trouble registering, please contact 

 Minnesota Grants Team 



Grant Purpose


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.

Grants Manuals


Click HERE (English)
Click HERE (Spanish)
Click HERE (Somali)
Click HERE (Hmong)

Eligibility for Facility Revitalization Grants


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.  

Overview of Eligible and Ineligible Items/Uses


Click HERE (English)
Click HERE (Spanish)
Click HERE (Somali)
Click HERE (Hmong)

Other Resources


Click HERE for a video on Facility Revitalization Grants.
Click HERE to view an example of the Grant Agreement Form.
Click HERE to access Facility Revitalization Grants FAQ.
Click HERE to watch a grant application tutorial.
Click HERE to watch a Grant Report tutorial.

Grants Overview Webinars


English Click HERE
Spanish Click HERE
Hmong Click HERE
Somali Click HERE
One-on-One Technical Assistance for Grant Applicants

Need help? Technical assistance is available to grant applicants to complete their application or to respond to questions regarding eligibility.

Interpretation services will be made available by appointment and can be arranged by sending an email to grants@firstchildrensfinance.org.


Technical Assistance Hours

Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. during the open application period. 

Applicants are encouraged to call the grant help line for technical assistance: 612-473-6020.

Contact Details

Grant Help Line:   612-473-6020              Email: grants@firstchildrensfinance.org