The Child Development Division provides grants to individuals and programs in Vermont based on specific criteria. The grants are meant improve outcomes for families and children in Vermont.
Professional Development Grants
Quality Improvement Grants
Individual Professional Recognition Bonuses
Special Accommodations Grant
Extraordinary Financial Relief for Child Care Centers
The Child Development Division (CDD) of the Department for Children and Families is pleased to offer licensed center based programs an opportunity to apply for a Strengthening Families Child Care Grant. This is a competitive process for limited funds.
The primary goal of these grants is to ensure affordable access to high quality comprehensive early care and education programs for children and families challenged by economic instability and other environmental risk factors. Additional goals are to maintain a supply of high quality infant-toddler care and to increase the number of high quality programs that incorporate the principles and practices that are informed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) Strengthening Families Protective Factors. Click here to view answers to some frequently asked questions about these grants.
Grant period: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016. This two year grant period is contingent on semi-annual reports and related evidence that the program is complying with all grant requirements.
CDD is offering a technical assistance webinar to anyone that is interested in applying for this grant. The webinar will be April 15th, 2014 at 1:00 PM and again at 6:00 PM. Click here to register for the webinar.
Application Process: All applicants must use the forms below and submit one copy electronically by close of business day Monday, April 28th 2014 via email to Linda Clark in the CDD (firstname.lastname@example.org). Five complete paper copies must be received by close of business day April 30th at the following address: Child Development Division, ATTN: Linda Clark, 103 South Main St., 3 North, Waterbury, VT 05671-5500