Child Care Grant Opportunities in Nebraska

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Child Care Grant: 
Awards a maximum of $5000 for Child Care Homes, and $10,000 for Child Care Centers

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for funding:

  • A new (not yet licensed) Child Care Home or Child Care Center making modifications or purchasing equipment necessary to meet licensing requirements;
  • An existing licensed Child Care Home or Child Care Center making modifications or purchasing equipment to increase the license capacity in order to serve additional infants, school age children, and/or children with special needs;
  • An existing licensed program making modifications or purchasing equipment in order to expand from a Family Child Care Home I to a Family Child Care Home II, or a Family Child Care Home II to a Child Care Center.
Once funded, providers must remain in business for three consecutive years.
 

Emergency Mini-Grant: 
Available to licensed Family Child Care Homes or Child Care Centers (*or those who are in the licensing process and have had initial inspections conducted), and awards up to $1000 for Provisional year licenses, and up to $2000 for Operating (non-expiring) licenses.
 
Applicants must be currently licensed or have submitted application for license (either a Provisional or Operating license), and in good standing, and must have an agreement to provide care for low-income children (“Child Care Subsidy”).  Requested items must be currently required from inspection(s) made by:
  • Child Care Licensing
  • Fire Marshal
  • Health Inspector
Once funded, providers must remain in business for three consecutive years.
 

Quality Improvement Grant: 
Awards a maximum of $500 for Family Child Care Homes or Child Care Centers.
 
Applicants must be currently licensed, (either a Provisional license or Operating license), and in good standing, and must be currently providing care to low-income families (“Child Care Subsidy”).  Requested items must be related to improving the quality of the program/curriculum of the child care.  Once funded, providers must remain in business for three consecutive years.
 

For more information, contact:
Child Care Grants Manager
Nebr. Dept. of Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE  68509  Phone: (402) 471-3531
E-mail: Rick Kaiser

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