Summer Youth Camp Grant Online Application Coming Soon

The Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development is making two grants available to eligible summer youth camps to cover COVID-related costs and to assist families pay for summer camp.

COVID Support Grant

This grant provides funds for COVID-19 related costs and activities such as meeting health and safety protocols; buying PPE supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, air purification, ventilation, testing and touchless equipment; and making minor repairs and modifications.

Summer Youth Camp Financial Assistance Grant

This grant provides funds to offer financial assistance to families not eligible for the subsidy program with annual household incomes up to $100,000 to help cover the cost of summer.

The online application for these grants will be available on NJCCIS on June 21, 2021. There are steps you can take now to prepare.  
If you have not already done so, you should:

  1. Register and create an account in the New Jersey Child Care Information System (NJCCIS)
  2. Complete and Sign the  2021 DFD Youth Camp Acknowledgment Form
  3. Complete the Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) IdentoGo Form (18 and older)
  4. Register staff for the online Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) Form (14 and older)
  5. Associate staff to Camp Profile
  6. Make sure staff complete the required training:
    • 8 Hours Pre-service Basic Health and Safety Training
    • 2 hours of “Identifying Child Abuse and Neglect - Mandated Reporting”
    • First Aid and CPR Training
  7. Upload W-9 to your NJCCIS file cabinet

In addition to the above requirements you must:

  • Have a 2021 Summer Season Youth Camp Certificate of Approval
  • Complete and sign the Payment Agreement
  • Complete your Banking Information for payment 
  • Complete the Family Financial Assistance Form

 Questions can be emailed to: [email protected]


Scholarships Available for Programs Participating in the Child Care Subsidy Program

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