The NJ American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grant is no longer accepting applications. Providers who received an initial disbursement will receive email notifications via NJCCIS when they are eligible to recertify, this process will begin in December 2022.

Recertification Process Begins December 2022

  • Licensed child care centers and registered family care providers who received their initial disbursement of the ARP Grant will receive email notifications via NJCCIS when they are eligible to recertify.
  • Providers must meet applicable state and local health and safety requirements and must be in good standing at the time of application.
  • Providers must be in compliance Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) required health and safety trainings and comprehensive criminal background checks. 
 Month You Received Initial Payment   Month You Will Receive Email Notification 
January 2022 December 2022
February 2022 January 2023
March 2022 February 2023
April 2022 and later March 2023

Grant Award Amounts

Licensed Child Care Centers

  Licensed Capacity  

  Initial Payment  

  Final Payment  

  Additional Funds  

  Total Grant Award  

Under 50















Family Child Care Providers

  Initial Payment  

  Final Payment  

  Additional Funds  

  Total Grant Award  






Grant Background

In response to the urgent need to stabilize the child care sector, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act included approximately $400 million for New Jersey child care stabilization grants. The funds are designed to stabilize the child care sector and to do so in a way that rebuilds a stronger child care system that supports the developmental and learning needs of children, meets parents’ needs and supports a professional workforce that is fairly and appropriately compensated for the essential skilled work that they do. 

Providers may use grant funds across six categories of allowable expenses to cover costs incurred from September 2021 - August 2023. Expense categories include the following allowable expenses: personnel costs, rent, utilities, and insurance, facility maintenance and improvements, personnel protective equipment, cleaning, and other health and safety practices, equipment and supplies, goods and services, and mental health supports.


Frequently Asked Questions Page

Recertification Questionnaire User Guide English | Spanish

Recertification Webinar Recordings and Slides
Nov. 4 Child Care Center Webinar Video | Slides
Nov. 9 Family Child Care Webinar Video | Slides
Nov 10. Family Child Care Spanish Webinar Video | Slides

Getting Started Video
Submitting a Recertification Questionnaire Application Video 
Modified Application Video


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

Frequently Asked Questions Page

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

For more information and other stabilization grant resources, visit the Administration for Children & Families, Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System website, or use the direct links below:
Child Care Center Budget Guide (English)
Child Care Center Budget Guide (Spanish)

Family Child Care Provider Budget Guide (English)
Family Child Care Provider Budget Guide (Spanish)
Family Child Care Resources for Improving Business Practices
Family Child Care Provider Expense Tracking Tool (Excel Spreadsheet)
Family Child Care Provider Expense Tracking Tool (PDF)



One-on-One Technical Assistance Sessions are Available!

These technical assistance sessions will help child care directors and family child care providers with the Hiring and Retention Bonus and NJ ARP Stabilization grants. To register for a one-on-one session, go to NJCCIS and search for the Event ID (found on the flyer). After registering for the course, you will receive an email with information on how to schedule your session with the consultant. 

Child Care Grants Comparison Chart