Child Development Division Grants
The Child Development Division provides grants to child care providers and programs in Vermont based on specific criteria. The grants are meant improve outcomes for families and children in Vermont.
Please Note: Individuals who have never received payments from the Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division will need to complete the W-9 form and send it with your bonus application.
This form is required for the division to make payments.
The Vermont Legislature and Governor have approved money to fund Child Care Stabilization Infant Toddler Grants. Center Based and Family Child Care Homes serving infants and toddlers receiving Child Care Financial Assistance are eligible to receive the grants determined using a formula and must have at least one star, be open full time, and the number of children receiving Child Care Financial Assistance in their program represents at least 50% of their licensed capacity.
Semi-Annually the Child Development Division (CDD) will use the formula to determine which programs receive the grants.
Extraordinary Financial Relief for Child Care Centers
In order to protect Vermont families in areas of the state with high poverty rates from the closing of child care center providing full time or part time care for their children, this financial assistance may be sought by child care centers that are at imminent risk of failure (closure). If you believe you qualify and would like to apply for this grant, complete the application and email or mail it to the division with all required attachments. If you would like the application mailed to you, contact Bryan O'Connor at 802-241-0806 or Bryan.C.OConnor@vermont.gov.
Individual Professional Recognition Bonuses
Individual Professional Recognition Bonuses are available to Vermont professionals that work in regulated early childhood and afterschool that have achieved specific professional certificates, credentials and degrees.
Professional Development Grants
Professional Development Grants available to Vermont early childhood and afterschool professionals who are taking specific training activities. Grants are also available to regional and statewide organizations that offer professional development opportunities.
Quality Improvement Grants
Quality Improvement Grants are regulated early childhood and afterschool programs that are working on or have achieved national accreditation.
CDD grants to high quality programs incorporate research from the national Center on the Study of Social Policy about how high quality programs can intentionally strengthen families through specific policies and practices. This grant to a high quality child care program is one of the “Strengthening Families Grants” because of this.