Child Development Division Strengthening Families Grant

To receive a Strengthening Families Grant, the Subrecipient has applied for the grant and has agreed to continue to meet the following criteria:

  • Have an enrollment of 25% participation in the CDD Child Care Financial Assistance Program
  • Have 4 or 5 stars in Vermont’s STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS)
  • Have CDD Specialized Child Care Provider status
  • Provide a range of comprehensive services  to children and families, including determining children’s overall health and relationship to medical insurance, a medical home and related health services.
  • Commit to program strategies identified in the Strengthening Families approach as primary prevention strategies that support and strengthen families (see a description of the Strengthening Families approach at

Grants Awarded

The 2014 Strengthening Families Grants have been awarded. See a list of grantees.

Check back in the spring of 2016 for the next round of grant application opportunities.

More Information

Click here for more information about the expectations of the programs that received Strengthening Families Child Care Grants.


Child Development Division

Deputy Commissioner Reeva Murphy
DCF - Child Development Division
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1040
Phone: (802) 241-3110 or 1-800-649-2642
Fax: (802) 241-0846

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