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.
Grant Round 7 is now closed. Next grant round will open August 2023.
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.
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 $500
Eligibility for Facility Revitalization Grants
All facilities must be located within Minnesota. Applicants must be a licensed family child care provider, the director or owner of a licensed or certified child care center, a legal, unlicensed provider registered with CCAP, or a new provider seeking licensure.
New child care programs that are not yet licensed must provide a copy of their license application and background study clearance. Items requested in a facility revitalization grant application must be the final items needed for licensure based on the pre-licensure visit checklist.
Grants at a Glance – As of December 2022
|Grants to Family Providers||923|
|$ to Family Providers||$7,918,255.00|
|Grants to Centers||254|
|$ to Centers||$3,442,173.00|
|Grants to Greater MN||716|
|$ to Greater MN||$6,495,425.00|
|Grants to 7-County Metro||465|
|$ to 7-County Metro||$4,868,796.00|
|Grants to Providers of Color||224|
|$ to Providers of Color||$2,532,944.00|
How to Apply
Applications for grants are now Closed
Next Grant Round: Late August – Dates TBD
Click HERE to access the Facility Revitalization Grants Manual.
Click HERE (Spanish) to access the Facility Revitalization Grants Manual.
Click HERE (Somali) to access the Facility Revitalization Grants Manual.
Click HERE (Hmong) to access the Facility Revitalization Grants Manual.
Click HERE to view examples of Eligible and Ineligible Uses.
Click HERE (Spanish) to view examples of Eligible and Ineligible Uses.
Click HERE (Somali) to view examples of Eligible and Ineligible Uses.
Click HERE (Hmong) to view examples of Eligible and Ineligible Uses.
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 .
Grant round is closed. Next round opens August 2023.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Child Care Facility Revitalization Grant Report Tutorial
Here you will find a tutorial on how to submit your final report for your grant. Please feel free to contact us on our technical support lines if any further assistance is needed.