Grants

Summer Youth Camp Grants

The Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development (DHS/DFD) has made two grants available to eligible summer youth camps to cover COVID-related costs and to assist families with paying for summer camp. There is ONE online application for both grants with options to apply for either grant or both grants.
 

Grant 1: 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.

 
Grant 2: Summer Youth Camp Financial Assistance Grant

This grant is available to Summer Youth Camps to offer financial assistance to families not eligible for the subsidy program with annual household incomes up to $100,000 to help with the cost of summer camp. Families should contact their camp to apply.

 
General Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have a 2021 Summer Youth Camp Certificate of Approval
  • Must comply with state and local health and safety requirements
  • Must comply with the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) health and safety requirements 
    • Register staff for the online Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) Form (14 and older)
    • Staff (18 years old and older) Complete CCDBG the Criminal History Record Information (CHRI Background Check by September 30, 2021
    • Staff must complete CCDBG Pre-Service Training

Grant Process

  • Register and create an account in the New Jersey Child Care Information System
  • Applying for funds: Camps must complete the online application found in the NJCCIS Quicklinks section of their facilities page. Please Note – There is ONE online application for both grants with options to apply for either grant or both grants.
  • Complete and sign the 2021 DFD Youth Camp Acknowledgment Form
  • Complete and sign Payment Agreement
  • Complete Banking Information for payment
  • Upload W-9 to your NJCCIS file cabinet found in the NJCCIS Quicklinks section of their facilities page 
‚ÄčFor Grant 2, the Summer Youth Camp Financial Assistance Grant - The Family Financial Assistance Form must be completed by parents/guardians and submitted to the Camp.

 

Grant Amounts

Camp Enrollment Grant 1:
COVID Support Grant
Grant 2:
Summer Youth Camp Financial Assistance Grant
Total Amount in Grants
Up to 25 children enrolled $2,500 $4,800 $7,300
Between 26 to 50 children enrolled $5,000 $9,600 $14,600
More than 50 children enrolled $7,500 $16,000 $23,500


Questions can be emailed to: [email protected]

 

Scholarships Available for Programs Participating in the Child Care Subsidy Program

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6/24/21