Funding

State Grants Available
for Minor Renovation and Repairs of Child Care Facilities!

Who

SHOULD APPLY FOR A GRANT
Child care centers and family child care homes licensed in California ON OR BEFORE August 1, 2021.

What

Grants available to preserve, enhance, or expand spaces for children ages birth to 5 by addressing needs related to health and safety, licensing, disasters, or the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants can also be used for other existing facilities for use as child care facilities.

Examples of allowable uses of grant funds include:

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Classroom upgrades/refresh such as new painting
Fixed equipment (washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, etc)
Non-fixed equipment (portable dishwashers/sanitizers, air purifiers)
Plumbing and/or water filtration systems
Ventilation systems and window replacement
Kitchen upgrades and equipment
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When

Application portal opened February 7, 2022 

Application has now closed (March 25, 2022)

Application has now closed (March 25, 2022)

Where

Learn about this past opportunity

 

Provided by the
California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
Child Care and Development Division (CCDD)
Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Progam (IGP)

Resources

Home-Based YouTube Videos

English

Mandarin

Center-Based YouTube Videos

English

Español

Other Resources

ECE Design Guide

Center-Based Checklist

Center-Based Playgrounds Guide

Home-Based Checklist
English
Spanish
Arabic
Chinese
Somali

FCC Material Selection Examples

ECE Facility Improvements for Long-Term Health Benefits

Facility Maintenance Checklist

Playground Safety Handbook

Bananas (R&R for Alameda County) translated resources to Chinese

LA County Application Clinic Webinar and Resources

Download Santa Clara County Webinar

Questions
Application Questions PDFs
Application Questions Centers
– Application Questions FCC (English | Spanish)

Q&A Session Youtube Video in Spanish
Sesión de Preguntas y Respuestas con la Dra. Lupita Jaime-Mileham

Narrative: (Spanish and  English)
Are you looking for support in writing a narrative to describe the needs of your child care program? Watch the Child Care Business Institute webinar guided by Claudia Mendoza who will explain how to write your narrative for a grant application in an easy and simple way!

How to Apply for DUNS:
(Spanish)

Click here to download Examples of Facilities Grant Provider Support Sessions:

If you have specific questions about the grant, please feel free to email the CDSS CCDD FACILITIES

YouTube videos for providers from Mrs Leidy Daycare Marketing:
Minor Repair & Renovation Grant Overview (Spanish)

– Sam.Gov Business Registration + Duns Number Update (English | Spanish)

– Income & Record Keeping Small Business (English | Spanish)

How To Write A Mission , Vision & History For Your Business (English | Spanish)

Other Resources

ECE Design Guide

Center-Based Checklist

Center-Based Playgrounds Guide

Home-Based Checklist (ENGLISH)

Home-Based Checklist (SPANISH)

Home-Based Checklist (ARABIC)

Home-Based Checklist (CHINESE)

Home-Based Checklist (SOMALI)

FCC Material Selection Examples

ECE Facility Improvements for Long-Term Health Benefits

Facility Maintenance Checklist

Playground Safety Handbook

Bananas (R&R for Alameda County) translated resources to Chinese

LA County Application Clinic Webinar and Resources

Santa Clara County Webinar

Questions

Application Questions Centers

Application QuestionsFCC (English)

Application Questions FCC (Spanish)