Family Start-Up Grants

Start-Up Grant Information & Application

Care About Childcare has funding available for individuals planning to get a Family Child Care License. The grant reimburses providers up to $400 for costs associated with the initial licensing process. The grant is awarded to providers after they have incurred expenses and received their license. Please keep receipts for the following purchases and fees:

  • Child Care Licensing Program fees and City/County Business License fees
  • Fire & kitchen inspection fees, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors
  • First aid kits
  • First Aid, CPR, and Food Handlers Certification
  • Level 1 career ladder class fee
In order to receive a Start-Up Grant you will be required to send us:
  • A completed grant application form
  • Copies of the receipts for your expenses
  • A copy of the certificate showing that you have completed the Basic Child Care Training course
  • A copy of your new child care license


Contact the Office of Child Care for additional grant opportunities.

Rocio Velazquez
Quality Improvement Consultant, Bilingual

Lyn Barker
Quality Improvement Coordinator