The Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development has three available grants, with various application timeframes, to strengthening our economy and our workforce. 

Grants for licensed child care centers and registered family child care:
Hiring and Retention Bonus Grant (to help recruit new staff into the child care workforce and to reward and retain current staff)  
NJ ARP Stabilization Grant (to help pay for operating expenses for child care centers and family child care)

Grants for summer youth camps:
2022 Summer Youth Camp Grant (to help pay for operating expenses and provide financial assistance to families)


Support for Child Care Providers
Child Care Facility Improvement Program – NJEDA Funding Information Sessions

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is offering two information sessions on their Child Care Facility Improvement Program. Grants are available from $50,000 to $200,000 to New Jersey child care providers for facilities improvements that will contribute to high-quality early childhood learning environments. Child care providers may propose interior and exterior facility improvements to enhance the quality of their program and receive funding to cover the full costs of the project. Eligible applicants are center-based child care providers licensed by the Department of Children & Families as of June 4, 2021 and must have enrolled at least 1 child receiving assistance through NJ Department of Human Services’ Child Care Assistance Program. Alex Himmel, Senior Advisor, Child Care will lead the session which will include a program overview, walk participants through the application and will share resources on how to best prepare to submit an application.

Thursday, September 15, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Monday, September 19, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Child Care Grants Comparison Chart