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Child Care Grant Program

daycarewheatbox.jpgThe Child Care Grant Program assists child care facilities to increase the capacity of child care in North Dakota. All available funding has been awarded for the 2015-2017 biennium.

Funding Requirements
Funds have been allocated for the biennium to assist in the expansion or creation of child care facilities. A total allocation of $2,250,000 has been made available, with awards ranging from $20,000 - $187,500. Grant applications must meet a match requirement of one dollar of matching funds for every three dollars of grant funds. Cash match only.

Eligible organizations include:
  • Existing licensed profit, non-profit and public child care facilities are eligible for this program. Facilities must operate full time and must increase capacity.
  • New programs that will be licensed upon completion of the project are also eligible.
  • In home daycare providers will only be consider if the project proposal moves the business operations outside of the provider's residence and increases the capacity of the facility.
Application Timeline
The first round of applications were accepted between June 1, 2015 and July 15, 2015. A second application round was accepted between November 12, 2015 and November 25, 2015. No additional application acceptance periods are anticipated.

These are the Guidelines for the Child Care Grant Program.
2015-2017 Child Care Grants Program Guidelines
File Size: 132 kb

This is the application form for the 2015-2017 Child Care Grant Program.
SFN 59188 Child Care Grant Application
File Size: 266 kb

Reimbursement Requests
Please use this form for all Reimbursement Requests for the 2015-2017. Attach all relevant invoices and receipts prior to submission.
Reimbursement Request Form
File Size: 45 kb

Enrollment Reporting
All awardees must report enrollment numbers for five years. This form may be used for reporting enrollment.
Childcare Enrollment Report
File Size: 102 kb

You may also contact the Child Care Grant Program Administrator Rikki Roehrich at (701) 328-2687 with questions or to request additional information.

Business Tools for Child Care Facilities 

The North Dakota Development Fund provides financial assistance to childcare providers through loans. If you are interested in more information, please visit the Childcare Loan Program.

Child Care Aware of North Dakota provides a variety of resources to help you incorporate best practices as you set up and run your child care business.
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