Grant Funding No Longer Available

15 October 2019

The Child Development Division strives to support the needs of families in accessing safe and high-quality child care in Vermont. We provide this support in several ways including:

  • Community based child care referral programs
  • Funding for specialized child care options
  • Coordination of specialized child care services for families

Another tool that has been used in the past for this purpose were Special Accommodations Grants. Applications for Special Accommodations Grants have increased dramatically in recent years, exceeding the available funding year.

We are unable to fund any additional grants this fiscal year beyond those already approved, due to budgetary constraints. We understand this impacts children, families and child care providers and are working to evaluate available options to support this work in the future.

Please see the letter from the Department for Children and Families Commissioner, Ken Schatz about this announcement.