The Childcare Expansion Grant program is available to licensed Child Care Centers in Santa Clara County. Infrastructure support will focus on childcare facility supports that address either construction or operational needs and result in an increase in childcare capacity. With a focus on social equity, this Grant Program, approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on February 28, 2023, will use $15 million of Federal Coronavirus State, and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support local childcare providers serving communities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to open, reopen, or increase the total number of affordable childcare spaces. Childcare providers eligible for infrastructure funding may include Family Child Care Home (FCCH), center-based, and other community agencies. Priority will be given to childcare providers who meet select equity criteria to serve communities in greatest need of childcare and to reflect the geographic and cultural diversity of Santa Clara County.
Valley Health Foundation stopped accepting pre-eligibility forms on Friday October 27th at 5pm (PST).
This page is intended to provide Childcare Center Programs with information on the Grant Program, including the following:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- 10/20/2023 NOFA Addendum No. 1
- Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
- Valley Health Foundation stopped accepting pre-eligibility forms on Friday October 27th at 5pm (PST).
- A webinar to assist Center Based Childcare Providers in the Submission of their grant applications.
For more information about the Childcare Expansion Grant Program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Childcare and Early Education Infrastructure (Expansion) Grant Program is funded by the County of Santa Clara through the Federal Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Under the American Rescue Plan Act.
The Childcare Expansion Grant Program is administered by Valley Health Foundation (VHF) through a contract with the County of Santa Clara
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