2023 Providence Early Learning Infrastructure Support Program – Application Due Date Extended to May 19th 2023

Providence Early Learning Infrastructure Support Program

These funds make important investments, not only in some of our city’s youngest residents, but also in small business owners and entrepreneurs who are working to improve their businesses… These grants will help improve the quality of care in childcare establishments by making sure facilities are upgraded in a timely manner and comply with state and federal regulations. With this grant support, we will continue to provide diverse childcare options for families in Providence.

The third year of facility improvement and expansion grant funding for Providence-based child care providers, the Providence Early Learning Infrastructure Support Program, is now open. This program is funded through an allocation of Providence’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, with the remainder allocated through the City budget.

LISC is administering this program in partnership with the City to provide technical assistance support along with the opportunity for grant funding, made available to child care providers through a competitive application process, to support the planning and renovation of physical space. Funding prioritization will be given to improvements that support compliance with existing regulations, remediating areas that pose risks to children’s health and safety, and supporting facilities to improve their quality rating and standing (ex. BrightStars, RIDE CECE Standards).

An informational session was held on Friday, February 17th. The recording and PowerPoint slides can be accessed here:

Please review the following four documents in preparation for applying to this grant opportunity:

The application for Planning and/or Capital grants are due by May 19th with award notification by June 16th. Please click the button below to access the online grant application.

*Please note that the application functions best when opened in the Chrome or Edge browsers.

You will have the option to save your application by entering your email and a password; please keep your password safe as we are unable to retrieve or reset passwords (meaning you will be unable to access your application should you need to stop and restart and will need to start over). You will be emailed a link to use to continue your application (please check your junk/spam folder if you do not receive).

Do you have a project in mind, but aren’t sure where to begin? Our technical assistance is available! Please click here to submit a request for technical assistance.

For questions on the application process, please contact the RICCFF team at riccelff@lisc.org or 401-331-0131. You can also read some of the frequently asked questions here. 

Read about previous grantees awarded through this program in prior years here.

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