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Child Care Providers in CA: Apply for Construction & Renovations Grants!

Center-based providers and family child care home providers in California are invited to apply for the Infrastructure Grant Program (IGP): New Construction and Major Renovation (NCMR) funding opportunity for new and existing facilities.

What Can the Grant be Used For?

The California Department of Social Services has $150 million appropriated in grants for new construction and major renovation of child care facilities. Funds must be used to build new child care spaces, through construction, major renovations, or structural changes, including by:

  • Renovating or building out an existing facility by adding classrooms 

  • Constructing a brand-new facility

  • Replacing a facility lost due to a state or federally-declared disaster 

  • Expanding Small Family Child Care Homes to Large Family Child Care Homes

How Do I Apply?

Interested applicants can apply electronically using the Submittable web portal, available on the NCMR webpage.

Applications must be received on or before 11:59 PM on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

How Can I Learn More?


If you have questions, contact the IGP Team at CCDDFacilities@dss.ca.gov or visit the IGP web page.


The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Care and Development Division (CCDD) is hosting webinars to provide information about the application and eligibility, and to answer questions regarding the application process. There will be one session for center-based providers and a separate session for family child care home providers:

Webinars will be recorded and posted to the NCMR website.

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