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First Children’s Finance Child Care Grants


First Children’s Finance is pleased to offer  Child Care Grants in the selected states of Minnesota and Vermont, made possible by funding from each states Department of Human Services and Education.

Grants can used in many different way for child care centers, family child care providers, certified child care centers, and legal unlicensed providers. We have a long and strong history in helping communities with grants that help grow, develop, and expand child care in needed communities that partner with us. Below are the current states that grants are offered in.


FCF’s Minnesota team is co-located in our national headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. As the oldest state office, the Minnesota team has developed alongside the national vision for our organization. Programs and services have been continuously been offered across Minnesota since our founding in 1991.

Today, Minnesota’s team members can be found in every region of the state, serving child care business clients and communities in rural areas, population centers and the Twin Cities metro area.

Although the need for excellent child care exists in every community, the Minnesota team recognizes the need for a diversity of approaches to serve rural child care businesses, BIPOC entrepreneurs, and community partners.


Click Here to Learn More about Minnesota Grants


The BTAP is committed to addressing the business needs of Vermont’s early childhood and afterschool programs. To help us better understand the current needs, First Children’s Finance is conducting a survey of child care business owners and directors.

The results of the survey will be shared with stakeholders and used to determine offerings of the BTAP throughout 2023 and beyond.


Click Here to Learn More about Vermont Grants