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What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

​​​​​​​​​​It's easy to apply!

Our goal is to increase access to quality child care through the State of Nebraska. Child care is a vital sector and the grants are here to help alleviate financial challenges for the workforce, and supply further opportunity for those owning and operating child care businesses.

Sections on this page

    Restoration Enhancement Program and Technology Access Program

    Restoration Enhancement Program (REP)​ - DHHS seeks to assist licensed child care providers with improving facilities, investing in new equipment, and enhancing the quality of childcare homes and centers throughout the state of Nebraska. Awards will support programs by providing funding for allowable indoor and outdoor equipment, facility and maintenance repairs, installation of required fire alarm systems, and upgrading child care supplies and equipment. Apply and register for informational webinars below.

    Technology Access Program (TAP) - DHHS seeks to promote adequate and updated technology to enhance the child care quality and capacity throughout the state. This funding will facilitate the ease of service delivery, encourage higher personal security and protection of Nebraska's children, and further the educational programs of child care providers. Apply and register for informational webinars below.

    ​​Who can apply:​​​

    • ​Nebraska licensed and provisionally licensed child care program
    • Currently open and operating, and in good standing with the State
    • Family Child Care Home I, Family Child Care Home II, Child Care Center, School Age Only Center, and Preschools

    ​For assistance please refer to the following:​



    Information Session recording: ​​​​

    Application window for both grants: 8:00 am CST December 18, 2023 through 11:59 pm CST February 9 , 2024

    Helpline: (877) 402-0292, or email

    Previous grant opportunities:

    Child Care Stabilization Grant

    ​Applications for the Child Care Stabilization Grant are now closed. Applicants will receive award determination information by June 30, 2023.

    For assistance ple​​ase refer to the following:​

    For Additional Assistance

    For assistance with issues not covered in the FAQs or Application User Guide, please email us at​ and include your name, phone number, license number, and question.



    Business & Child Care Partnership Grants​​​​ ​​- ​Applications Now Closed 

    Who can apply?​​

    • Current Nebraska-licensed child care program owners looking to expand their license capacity
    • Individuals, businesses, or community organizations starting a child care program

    How to apply / Cómo Aplicar

    To learn more about the Business and Child Care Partnership Grants, please review the following:

    Learn More​​​​​

    Learn more about our agency and the resources we have available to child care professionals. Interested in getting licensed? We have checklists to streamline the licensing process to start your own business. Learn more a​bout becoming a provider