CDD provides grants to individuals and programs in Vermont based on specific criteria. The grants are meant improve outcomes for families and children in Vermont.
In order to protect Vermont families in areas of the state with high poverty rates from the closing of child care center providing full time or part time care for their children, this financial assistance may be sought by child care centers that are at imminent risk of failure (closure).
Bonuses are available to Vermont professionals that work in regulated early childhood and afterschool that have achieved specific professional certificates, credentials and degrees.
Grants available to Vermont early childhood and afterschool professionals who are taking specific training activities. Grants are also available to regional and statewide organizations that offer professional development opportunities.
Grants are regulated early childhood and afterschool programs that are working on or have achieved national accreditation.
Application to support accommodations for children with special needs in a Vermont regulated early childhood, school-age, or family child care program.
CDD grants to high quality programs incorporate research from the national Center on the Study of Social Policy about how high quality programs can intentionally strengthen families through specific policies and practices. This grant to a high quality child care program is one of the “Strengthening Families Grants” because of this.
Individuals who have never received payments from the Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division will need to complete the W-9 form and send it with your bonus application. This form is required for the division to make payments.