The Hiring and Retention Bonus Grant is no longer accepting applications.

A second phase of these grants will be available in the fall/winter 2022.

  
Grant Eligibility
If you are a child care center provider, your program may be eligible for these grants if you are:
  • open and operating a licensed child care center;
  • in compliance with federal Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) health and safety requirements (criminal background check and health and safety trainings);
  • in good standing with New Jersey’s Licensing, Manual of Requirements; and
  • open and operating at time of application.
 Child care center staff are eligible for a $1,000 bonus, if they:
  • make $50,000 or less a year;
  • were newly hired or are a current employee;
  • are responsible for directly working with children (care, supervision or instructing); and
  • are registered in the Workforce Registry through NJCCIS (New Jersey Child Care Information System).
Family child care providers may be eligible, if you are:
  • a registered Family Child Care Provider;
  • in compliance with federal Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) health and safety requirements (criminal background check and health and safety trainings);
  • in good standing with New Jersey’s Registration, Manual of Requirements;
  • make $50,000 or less a year;
  • open and operating at time of application; and
  • have children enrolled.


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How-To Videos and Documents

Frequently Asked Questions


Child Care Center Staff 
Grant Overview Video
Updating your profile in NJCCIS How-to VideoPDF Instructions

Licensed Child Care Providers
Grant Overview Video
Application Demo Video
Updating your profile in NJCCIS How-to VideoPDF Instructions 

Family Child Care Providers - English 
Grant Overview Video
Application Demo Video
Updating your profile in NJCCIS How-to VideoPDF Instructions

Family Child Care Providers - Spanish 
Grant Overview Video
Application Demo Video
Updating your profile in NJCCIS How-to VideoPDF Instructions

If you need additional help, visit the NJCCIS Help page or contact customer service at 1-800-332-6512.

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