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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.