The 2022 Summer Youth Camp Grant is no longer accepting applications.


2022 Summer Youth Camp Grant
Frequently Asked Questions

Grant Eligibility

Who is eligible for the 2022 Summer Youth Camp Grant?
 Summer Youth Camp Programs that have a Department of Health (DOH) Certificate of Approval to operate a youth camp during the summer 2022 season.  Priority given to facilities and programs that have not already received American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grant funding. 
  
Do all of the Summer Youth camp employees (or staff) have to complete basic health and safety trainings?
Yes, staff responsible for the supervision of children, including the Youth Camp Director, must complete or have completed Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) required trainings.  If staff already completed these trainings, they have satisfied CCDBG requirements.  For more information on required trainings, please visit our Training page.
  
Does everyone who works at my camp have to be fingerprinted?
All staff (including volunteers) 18 years of age and older who have unsupervised access to children must be fingerprinted for purposes of the Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) check. All staff (including volunteers) 14 years of age and older who have unsupervised access to children must complete a Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) check, which does not include fingerprinting.
 


How to Apply

When will the 2022 Summer Youth Camp Grant application become available?
The 2022 Youth Camp Grant application will be available from May 9, 2022 through August 5, 2022.
  
Where do I find the grant application?
Providers must log in to their New Jersey Child Care Information System (NJCCIS) account and navigate to Grants from the Quicklinks panel. Paper applications will not be available.
  
Who can complete the grant application?
The Youth Camp Director or designee may complete the application.
 
How many applications can I submit?
You can submit one application per Summer Youth Camp facility location.
 
What families are eligible for financial assistance through the grant?
Families must reside in New Jersey and their household’s annual gross income cannot exceed $100,000 per year.  Additionally, families cannot be receiving other public funding assistance for child care and cannot be a child of the Youth Camp Program Director/Owner.
 
How do parents apply for the Financial Assistance offered through this grant?
Parent(s) must complete the 2022 Summer Youth Camp Family Assistance application (both parent and camp director must sign the form).  The Summer Youth Camp can use funds to reduce or eliminate tuition costs/fees for eligible families.
 
 

Grant Funds

How much is my camp eligible for?

Camp Enrollment
Number of Children

Camp Operating
Total of 3-6 Weeks

Camp Operating
Total of 7-10 Weeks

Up to 100

$7,500

$10,000

Between 101 to 300

$10,000

$15,000

More than 300

$15,000

$25,000

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What do I need in order to receive the grant payment?
Summer Youth Camps must upload their W-9 to file cabinet in their NJCCIS Provider Profile and provide updated banking information at https://hus.pcgus.com/GrantPaymentSystem.

Will I receive a check or direct deposit?
Payment will be issued by Public Consulting Group, Inc. for the NJ Workforce Registry and will be electronically deposited to the bank account you have on file.  If there is no bank account information on file, you must have uploaded a W-9 to the file cabinet in your NJCCIS Provider Profile to be issued a paper check that will be mailed to the address that appears on your camp’s W-9.
 
When will the funds be made available to me?
The first half of your total grant award amount will be initiated within 10 business days of application approval.  Payment of the remaining balance will be initiated approximately at the midpoint of your camp season.
  
Are child care stabilization grants taxable?
The 2022 Summer Youth Camp Grant is taxable for IRS purposes.  Please contact your tax professional for guidance.
  
How can I spend the grant funds?
50% of the funds must be used to reduce or eliminate camp tuition costs/fees for eligible families.  The remaining 50% of the funds must be used for staff recruitment/hiring (i.e. training costs, hiring bonuses, wages and benefits, etc.) and operational expenses (i.e. rent, facilities maintenance, PPE, etc.).
 
Will I need to submit or upload receipts detailing how I used the grant funds?
It is your responsibility to maintain records and other documentation to support the use of funds received as well as to document compliance.  You are required to keep receipts/records for a minimum of three years as you may be selected for a monitoring audit/review.
 


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

For NJCCIS account questions, including questions about training registration, passwords, contact:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-800-332-6512
 
For questions about policies and grant eligibility requirements, contact:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-609-588-2300
8/12/22