READY Child Care Technical Assistance Program Creation or Expansion Grant Opportunity - SC First Steps

READY Child Care Technical Assistance Program Creation or Expansion Grant Opportunity

In FY2022-23, South Carolina First Steps intends to award up to $500,000 in READY targeted grants to local First Steps partnerships, renewable for two additional years, 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. Local Partnerships may apply singularly, or as part of a multi-county application.

Awards will be capped at $100,000 per 12-month period for up to three years. Funding will be available starting the 1st of the month after funding approval.

Materials:

Application Guidance

Budget Template

READY Priorities

Deadline: January 20, 2023, by 5 pm

About READY Grants

Resources for Early Acceleration and Development in Youth (READY) was created in Proviso 1.105 of the 2022-23 State Budget Bill with $3 million in General Funds, recurring annually, to South Carolina First Steps for the purpose of issuing competitive and targeted grants to local First Steps partnerships.

Optional informational webinar:

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 29, from 2-3:30pm
Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOCvpzsqG9T3BFbiayE1aZ9oNxgWFPSD

Eligibility
First Steps Local Partnership Organizations
Deadline
01/20/2023
Focus Area
Capacity and quality enhancement

How to Apply

Please access and submit the application using the Application Guidance document listed under Materials.

View Materials