The New Jersey American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grant is not accepting applications at this time, but will reopen on Monday, June 6, 2022.

The NJ ARP Stabilization Grant is reopening from June 6, 2022 through July 8, 2022 for new providers (open and operating after March 11, 2021) and those providers who were eligible but did not apply previously.

These non-competitive grants provide up to $120,000 for licensed child care providers (depending on license capacity and estimated monthly expenses) and $4,000 in payments for family child care providers. Payments will be made in two installments.
Providers may use the grant for wages and benefits, insurance, rent, mortgage, utilities, cleaning and sanitizing, professional development related to health and safety, mental health services, and other operational expenses to remain open and operating.
At time of application, providers must have met the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) health and safety requirements, including trainings and comprehensive criminal background checks. For more information on required trainings, visit the Training page.
For more information and other stabilization grant resources, visit the Administration for Children & Families, Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System website


How-To Videos and Documents

Frequently Asked Questions
Financial Literacy Technical Assistance

Sample Applications
Licensed Child Care Centers (en español)
Registered Family Child Care Providers (en español)

User Guides (en español)
Accessing the Grant Application 
Completing the Grant Application
Viewing Your Disbursement Details
Withdrawing the Grant Application

Getting Started Video (en español)
Submitting an Application Video (en español)

Strengthening Business Practices - NJ's Foundational Training Webinar Videos
Financial Literacy to Secure Grant Funding (Nov 15)
Comprender Finanzas para asegurar recursos económicos (Nov 16)
Diving into the Intricacies of a Financial Model (Dec 6)
Entender diferencias financieras para Manejar Propuestas Económicas (Dec 7)


Where can I get assistance if I need help or have more questions?

How do I sign up for one-on-one business counseling/technical assistance? 
The Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development has partnered with the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) to offer training and technical assistance on completing the financial section of the NJ ARP Stabilization Grant application. This one-on-one support is open to all providers. To register for this free, confidential business counseling – visit the NJSBDC website. You do not need to participate in this counseling to be eligible for, or receive, grant funds. 

For NJCCIS account questions, including questions about passwords, contact: 
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 1-800-332-6512

For specific questions about the NJ ARP Stabilization Grant application, contact:
Email: [email protected]   
Phone: 1-855-590-2478

For questions about policies, grant eligibility requirements or if you need technical assistance with estimating your monthly expenses, contact:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-609-588-2300


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