Early Care and Education Innovation Fund

Background

United Way Monterey County (UWMC) has established an Early Care and Education Innovation Fund to support creative strategies that increase and/or maintain the number of licensed child care slots in the County. The Fund will provide one-time grants for long lasting and sustainable solutions.

Initial funding for the program is set for $40,000.

Applicants must be licensed child care providers.

Letters of Intent (LOI) will be accepted within August 2018 to March 2019 or until funding is expended.

Grant Opportunities

Classroom Expansion/Capital Grants:

Capital grants up to $20,000 are available to support building or expansion of high-quality child care or preschool facilities. Funds may be used for building purchases, construction, renovation or equipment purchases that allow for an increase in the number of licensed child care slots.

Emergency Mitigation:

Emergency grants up to $5,000 are available to provide rapid solutions to emergencies that child care facilities may be experiencing that prevent them from remaining opened, such as repairs, supplies or equipment replacement due to fire, flood, or facilities degradation.

Planning/Research:

Planning or research grants up to $5,000 would be considered to assess the feasibility of child care expansion. Research projects that determine infill strategies; or examine other solutions to address the child care crisis would be considered.

For eligibility requirements and more information view the full document.

If you have further questions regarding the Early Care and Education Innovation Fund
please contact:

Mayra Perez Diaz
(831) 757-3206 x207
Community Impact Director, ECD Investments
United Way Monterey County