The goal of this program is to encourage providers to remain licensed, and those providers who are not licensed to do so.
Upon annual renewal of ND Child Care License, existing providers are each eligible for up to $1,000 in annual assistance. Licensed providers can apply for this grant anytime during the 12-month licensed period.
- Providers licensed must be current with no outstanding contingencies.
- Amount of grant assistance is based off a scoring model that includes: a base allocation of $350 to offset annual licensing costs, a 1:1 match not to exceed $200 for replacement of equipment and curriculum materials (receipts required). Up to $250 towards infant care priority (0-18 months) and up to $200 awarded to licensed providers for years of service.
- STAR Fund will allocate up to $25,000 per year towards this program with priority given to existing licensed providers.
- This program sunsets in 2019.
Note: New and existing providers who receive startup assistance through the Flex or Mini Match program are ineligible for the annual assistance grant for two years of licensed operation.