Each funding opportunity has its own eligibility criteria and requirements.
VT Act 76 Readiness Payment Program
The 2023 Child Care and Early Childhood Education law (Act 76) created the Readiness Payment Program to support family child care homes, center-based child care and preschool programs, and afterschool programs to "get ready" for the expansion of the Child Care Financial Assistance Program (CCFAP) and other changes in Act 76. Programs have flexibility in how they use the payments to support stability, expansion, and quality.
Applications opened August 25, 2023, and will remain open until all available funds are committed or until February 9th, 2024, whichever occurs first.
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 AHS.DCFCDDInfo@vermont.gov.
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.
Program Accreditation and Re-Accreditation Bonus
Offers a financial bonus for regulated early childhood & afterschool programs that have achieved national accreditation.
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.
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.
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.
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 for the next round will be accepted until September 15, 2023.