Child Care Renewal Program

Programs are available for all new and existing licensed providers with a physical address zip code of 58801.

The goal of this program is to encourage providers to remain licensed, and those providers who are not licensed to do so.

Existing Providers:

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.

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