Are you opening a child care program? Will you be operating in a NYS child care desert? You may be eligible for the Child Care Desert Grant. Find out more about this funding opportunity and your eligibility by visiting https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/childcare/deserts/.
What are child care deserts?
Child care deserts are areas of the state that do not have enough licensed/registered child day care slots to adequately serve the number of children in the geographic area.
When can I apply for the Child Care Desert Grant?
The application portal opened for new providers on April 11, 2022 and closes on May 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.