The Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development has grants available to help increase high-quality child care services and programs for our most vulnerable young children as well as strengthening our economy and our workforce. 

Current Grant:
Thriving by Three Grant (to help support the development and creation of child care infants and toddlers slots and provide technical assistance to providers for the expansion of child care spaces)


Additional Support for Child Care Providers

NJEDA Child Care Facility Improvement Program Grant - Closing Application on Friday, October 20, 2023
The New Jersey Economic Development Authorities (NJEDA) Child Care Facility Improvement Program provides grants of $50,000 to $200,000 to New Jersey child care providers for facilities improvements that will contribute to high-quality early childhood learning environments.

  • If you started an application but have not yet submitted it, your application is considered "in progress" and you must complete and submit your application by October 20 for it to be considered for this program. If by October 20, NJEDA has not received your fully submitted application, you will not be considered for this program.

  • If you have applied and have received a confirmation email that includes your application ID (CAPP #), no further action is needed. 

  • If you have received an approval letter or have a fully executed agreement, there is no further action you need to take.

The grant for registered family child care providers will be available in 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact NJEDA Customer Care at [email protected], call (844) 965-1125 or use the Customer Care chat feature on the NJEDA website at