The Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development has grants available to help increase high-quality child care services and programs for our most vulnerable young children as well as strengthening our economy and our workforce. 

Current Grant:
Thriving by Three Grant (to help support the development and creation of child care infants and toddlers slots and provide technical assistance to providers for the expansion of child care spaces)


Additional Support for Child Care Providers

NJEDA Child Care Facility Improvement Program Grant Phase 2 for Registered Family Child Care Providers

The application for this program is expected to launch later this year. 

The NJ Child Care Facilities Improvement Program – Phase 2 is a pilot grant of $5 million to support New Jersey Registered Family Child Care homes (FCCs) with the purchase of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FFE) that will contribute to Health, Safety and Accessibility and/or High Quality Learning Environments. 

Family Child Care Homes (FCCs) are an essential component of the state’s child care mixed delivery system and help to meet the varied needs of New Jersey’s diverse population. FCCs are in the same neighborhoods where families live, provide culturally and linguistically appropriate care, flexible hours and often offer non-traditional hours. Investing in the quality of FCC facilities is essential to ensure that all families have access to these positive effects of quality child care. NJEDA aims to provide FCCs with support that promotes long-term stability and ensures that the child care environment that they provide is safe, healthy, accessible, and conducive to high-quality early learning.