Did you know that Government grants are available for childcare providers who need financial assistance for their operations? Providers can apply for money to cover construction and renovation projects, equipment purchases, and labor and administrative costs.
Community Development Block Grant:
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds the Community Development Block Grant program. Grants are awarded to state and local government agencies to fund capital projects to improve the living and economic conditions of communities. Such projects include land purchases, acquiring, constructing, or renovating public facilities such as childcare centers, neighborhood centers, and other non-residential buildings.
Community Facilities Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awards grants through its Community Facilities Grant Program to rural areas. Grants finance the construction, expansion, and renovation of essential facilities used for community, public safety, health care, and public services such as childcare centers. Equipment necessary for facility operations is eligible for purchase under this grant program.
Child and Adult Care Food Program
Childcare providers can apply for the Child and Adult Care Food Program where they are reimbursed for nutritious meals and snacks served to children from low-income families. The purpose is to promote proper health and development for those who need it the most. Currently, this USDA program is feeding 4.2 million children per day.
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H&H Child Care Training Center is always trying to share important information with providers. Browse our articles for other financial relief options or check out our training course Money Matters: Free Resources to learn about resources for early childhood programs to help provide funding for either their facility, teacher supplies, or field trips.