Rural Family Provider Grant

Grant Title: Rural Family Provider Grant
Funding Source: Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDF), CFDA# 93.575
Maximum Award Amount: TBD
Expected Number of Awards: Unknown
Estimated Total Program Funding: Unknown
Application Deadline: May 12, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Program Start Date: TBD
Program End Date: TBD
Contact Information: Vickie Beckervbecker@utah.gov

Purpose

The Department of Workforce Services (DWS), Office of Child Care (OCC) is releasing a non-competitive grant to improve the quality of care provided by licensed, rural family child care programs. Applicants must meet the qualifications listed below under "Eligibility Requirements" and submit a complete application in accordance with this RFGA to be considered for a grant. Grant money may be used to purchase equipment, learning materials, better prepare for emergencies, and acquire informational resources on children and families.

Eligibility Requirements

Who May Apply:

Applicants MUST meet all of the following requirements in order to qualify for this grant:

  1. A family child care provider holding a current child care license issued by the Utah Department of Health, Child Care Licensing (NOTE: Only one grant per license is allowed);
  2. Currently providing full-time child care to children, year round on a daily basis;
  3. Currently caring for at least one child whose child care fees are paid for with child care subsidy funds; and
  4. Operating in any of the following rural Utah counties: Box Elder, Carbon, Iron, Uintah, Wasatch, Beaver, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Kane, Millard, Piute, Rich, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne Counties. Programs operating in any of the counties listed in "Applicants Who May Not Apply," are not eligible for this grant. See "Definitions" section below for a definition of "rural county". For a map of rural Utah counties, see Exhibit 1: Rural Utah Counties as Defined by Federal Office of Management and Budget.

Applicants who may not apply:

  1. Family child care programs currently suspended from grant eligibility, due to failure to perform under the terms and conditions of a prior grant administered by the Office of Child Care or its predecessor, the Office of Work and Family Life.
  2. Family child care programs with a conditional license.
  3. Family child care programs not currently receiving a subsidy payment for any currently enrolled child.
  4. Family child care programs operating in any of these counties: Cache, Davis, Juab, Morgan, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Utah, Washington, and Weber.

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