Child Care Technical Assistance Program Expansion Grant

With Preschool Development Grant funding, South Carolina First Steps intends to award up to 3 competitive grants to local First Steps partnerships to establish or expand a child care technical assistance strategy. The purpose of this funding is to assist local partnerships with increasing the number of child care providers receiving intensive, targeted coaching and support to improve their quality. A total of $225,000 is available to award in FY22, with a maximum award amount of $100,000. Year 2 (FY23) funding is anticipated to be available. Competitive priority will be given to multi-county collaborations, provider commitment to enroll in ABC Quality, and services to home-based providers.

Local First Steps partnership organizations
Focus Area
Child care quality

How to Apply

Email a complete application and all required documents to Kate Roach, Quality Child Care Team Leader, at

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