To address the declining number of licensed slots within family child care homes and to improve quality within home-based learning environments, the Buell Foundation granted funds to the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) to provide facility improvement funding to family child care homes. This opportunity is intended to help family child care homes start up, expand, or maintain consistent operations, increase capacity, and reduce the number of family child care homes closing their doors due to financial restrictions.
In the first round of funding, ECCLA is providing 18 family child care homes across Colorado with awards totaling $69,000 for facilities improvements focused on expanding licensed capacity, health, safety, and quality improvement.
Applications for the second round of funding will be available on June 15, 2020, with applications due by August 28, 2020. ECCLA will host two optional technical assistance webinars for applicants on June 25 and July 23. Additional information will be posted at www.ecclacolorado.org/fcchgrant.