2023 Providence Early Learning Infrastructure Support Program

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 is currently closed and awards have been made. Stay tuned for more information about our current grantees! 

In the meantime, you can read about previous grantees awarded through this program in prior years here.

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