Child Care Wellness Grant Opportunity- Group Child Care Programs

Wisconsin Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Child Care Wellness Sub-grants are now available and will be awarded to CACFP child care institutions (child care group centers, emergency shelters, at-risk sites, outside of school hours sites) through a competitive application process. Grant applications will be accepted until July 21, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. This grant opportunity is available through the WI Department of Public Instruction.

Want to learn more about the WI CACFP Child Care Wellness Sub-grant opportunities? Click here  to find the:

  • Grant Announcement Letter
  • Grant Application Form
  • Grant Application Instructional Guide
  • Other helpful resources to assist in the application process

Note: Wellness Sub-grant opportunities for family child care programs will be announced separately by the Wisconsin CACFP Sponsors Forum in the near future. If you are affiliated with a family child care program, keep checking back to our blog to find out when this opportunity is available (or call your CACFP Sponsor for more information).

Internet Access Grant Opportunity- City of Milwaukee Child Care Programs!

The Public Service Commission (Commission) of Wisconsin has awarded a grant to the Celebrate Children Foundation (CCF) to help fund internet connectivity to child care centers in the city of Milwaukee. CCF will reimburse programs for internet expenses so that programs have more money to purchase things like curriculum materials, teacher training, and healthy food for children.

CCF would like to support 70 programs with this grant with up to $50 per month. To qualify, a child care center must:

    1. Serve low-income children &/or families in Milwaukee,
    2. Participate in YoungStar, the state’s new quality rating and improvement system,
    3. Provide copies of their Internet provider receipts (in six month increments),
    4. Adhere to all grant deadlines, and
    5. Be willing to respond to a post-grant survey.

Grant applications are due to CCF by June 30, 2011. Please visit their website for more information on this opportunity, as well as application instructions.

Upcoming Grant Opportunity for Early Education Professionals

Do you have a great idea for a project that will enhance your early education program? Can you complete your initiative for $500 or less? If you answered yes to both questions, the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation is offering an ideal opportunity for you. In partnership with TYLENOL®, the foundation is now accepting applications for their 2011 National Child Care Teacher Awards™. The awards recognize the dedication and ingenuity of child care professionals who wish to improve children’s earliest experiences. Recipients will receive $500 for their own use, and $500 for their proposed program or project. Additionally, one of the top ten award recipients will be selected to receive The Helene Marks Award™. The recipient will have the honor of being named the National Child Care Teacher of the Year, and receive an additional $1,000. Applications must be completed and postmarked by December 6, 2010. Click here to learn more and to download an application form.

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