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, along with the Daniels Fund, 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.
To apply for the Family Child Care Home Improvement Grant (FCCHI) please click on the Apply Online button below.
Applications will not be accepted by fax, mail, or email and must be completed online. Receipt of your application will be confirmed via email by JotForm.
The funding priorities for the Family Child Care Home Facilities Improvement Grant include:
- Statewide geographic distribution
- Addressing unmet service gaps, and
- Increasing capacity and access to family child care home programs. In addition, priority will be given to applicants that serve vulnerable families and children.
This funding opportunity is not intended to support the loss of revenue due to COVID-19 or other COVID-19 related costs. If you have questions regarding your request, please contact Shannon Hall.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WEBINARS
ECCLA will host two optional technical assistance webinars to provide information and answer questions about the Family Child Care Home Facilities Improvement Grant. The webinars will be recorded and posted on the ECCLA website.
Register to attend an upcoming webinar from 1 pm-2 pm on August 11 and September 9. Click HERE for registration links.