Child Care Desert Grant

New York State has identified $100 million to expand the availability of child care in areas that have been identified as having insufficient child care options.  This opportunity is available for the development and support of NEW child care programs.  Funding will support the operations of the new child care program for up to two years.  


A minimum of $11.15 million has been designated for Long Island.  Additional funding may be available for programs that will care for infants and toddlers, or offer care during non-traditional hours.


The application for this funding will open on April 11, 2022, and all applications are due no later than May 19, 2022.


For more information please click here or email Cindy Walker at the Child Care Council of Suffolk.