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REMINDER: Strengthening Families Grant Opportunity

May 1, 2023

The deadline for Strengthening Families Grant applications is today, Monday, May 1, 2023, at 4pm. The Child Development Division (CDD) is accepting applications for grants to Vermont early childhood programs, including family child care homes and center based child care and preschool programs, to implement the Strengthening Families Approach in their program practices.


The Strengthening Families Approach is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is founded on engaging families, programs, and communities in building the protective factors named within the Approach’s Five Protective Factors Framework™.


Please review the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) for further details on eligibility criteria, application requirements, submission instructions, and scope of work.

View the RFGA

Key Dates

  • The RFGA was released on Friday April 7, 2023.
  • CDD will be accepting grant applications between now and May 1, 2023.
  • The Strengthening Families Grant will fund work to be performed between

June 1, 2023, and September 30, 2024.

If you have questions about the RFGA please contact Megan Devino at (802) 585-5326 or email no later than April 17, 2023, at 4:00 PM.