The Office of Early Childhood (OEC), through the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), is getting ready to offer grants to child care programs for construction, renovation, and quality improvement projects. We have $13 million in funding available from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Funding will be open to all licensed providers in Connecticut — child care centers, family child care homes, and group child care homes — as well as providers in the process of becoming licensed.
Making child care easier to access
This grant is designed to boost the availability of child care in the state. Specifically, the goals are to increase:
- Capacity for infant and toddler care
- Preschool capacity in preschool deserts
- Overall quality of early care environments
We’re giving priority to projects located in areas of high need and areas with low availability (childcare deserts). We’re also distributing funding equitably across providers and regions of the state.
Learn more and apply for the grant
Our partner the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) is managing this funding.
Visit LISC’s grant website to get details about eligibility, the application process, and more.