New State Grant for Licensed Childcare Providers – Coming Soon

The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) today announced an upcoming grant for eligible licensed Childcare Providers, with prioritization for providers in Communities of Concern and Child Care Deserts. Grant awards will be allocated as shown below:

Provider Type Number of children a site can serve based on licensed capacity Grant Amount
Providers who serve families accessing subsidy* 65 or less $6,500
66 or more $100 x licensed capacity ($20,000 maximum grant)
Private pay providers N/A $6,500

The portal is expected to open later this week. Please visit the link below for additional information.
https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/coronavirus-covid-19/early-learning/covid19-grant-spring21