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.

The grant program will operate for the next two years, with applications accepted every three months between Spring 2022 and Spring 2024.

Current Grant Round: Closed

Next Round: May 31, 2022 – June 6, 2022

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.

Click HERE for list of eligible and ineligible uses for the grants.

Maximum Grant Amounts by Provider Type

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 

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.  

How to Learn More

An introductory webinar was hosted to review the application process and eligible uses on March 24, 2022.

Click HERE to access a recording of the webinar. 

How to Apply

Applications for grants are now closed.
Next Grant Round: May 31, 2022 – June 6, 2022
Click HERE to access the Facility Revitalization Grants Manual.
Click HERE to view an example of the Grant Agreement Form.
Click HERE to access Facility Revitalization Grants FAQ.
Click HERE for a video on Facility Revitalization Grants.
Click HERE to watch a grant application tutorial .


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


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 each week period that the grant program is open for applications. 

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

Contact Details

Grant Help Line:   612-473-6020              Email: