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Funding Opportunities For Providers & Programs

Each funding opportunity has its own eligiblity criteria and requirements.

ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant Program

Funds to help regulated child care providers cover unexpected business costs associated with the pandemic and stabilize their operations so they can continue providing care. The application period closed in June 2022.

Program Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Child Care Workforce Retention Bonus Program

The program provides retention incentive payments to eligible child care and afterschool provider staff to help encourage child care programs to remain open and support ongoing employment in the child care and afterschool care workforce.

Program Information

Program Video Tutorial

PDF of Program Video Tutorial

Application #1: Owner Benefit Payment

Application #1: FAQs

Application #2: Grant Award

Application #2: FAQs

Extraordinary Financial Relief

Child care centers at imminent risk of closure, in areas with high poverty rates, may seek financial assistance through the Extraordinary Financial Relief program. 

If you believe you qualify, complete the application and submit it to CDD with all required attachments. If you'd like an application mailed to you, email us at


Application Form

Make Way for Kids

Helps programs to increase the availability of high-quality spaces for infants, toddlers and pre-kindergarteners by offering short-term financial and technical assistance.

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Program Accreditation and Re-Accreditation Bonus

Offers a financial bonus for regulated early childhood & afterschool programs that have achieved national accreditation.

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Quality Recognition Seeking Grant for NAEYC Fees

Helps early childhood & afterschool programs with the fees associated with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation.

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Quality Recognition Seeking Grant for NAFCC Fees

Helps regulated family child care homes with the fees associated with National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) accreditation.

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Room For Me Program

The program aims to expand existing afterschool and summer programs and start new ones to increase families' access to afterschool and summer programs. 

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Special Accommodation Grants

Special Accommodation Grants (SAG) are for Vermont Licensed Specialized Child Care Programs to support a child or children’s safe and successful inclusion within the child care program. Applications will be accepting grant applications monthly between February 14, 2023, and September 29, 2023. 

View the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA)

Strengthening Families Grants

Grants to programs support families and children experiencing medical, socio-economic, or developmental challenges to access high-quality services. Applications are not currently being accepted.

Program Information