Phase 1 Retention Grant Available through January 14, 2022
Phase 1 Hiring Grant Coming Spring 2022


This grant provides $1,000 bonus payments to help recruit new staff into the child care workforce and to reward and retain current staff. Child care providers (licensed centers and registered family child care) can apply for this grant by logging into your NJCCIS account and navigating to Grants from their Quicklinks panel.
  
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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There are several things you can do to prepare for these grants, by updating your information in the NJCCIS (New Jersey Child Care Information System). Make sure:
  • you are associated with your employer under the “Work Experience” panel  (You will not be able to update your profile until your employment is confirmed);
  • your latest employment start date is listed;
  • your salary is current; and
  • your title is correct.
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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.

12/8/21
Child Care Grants Comparison Chart

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