Child Care Grants

The Child Care Grant program awards institutional grants to public four-year universities.

The program was established in 1999 to address the need for quality, accessible child care at the public higher education institutions. For public four-year universities, funding has been consistent at $75,000 per year, except in 2010-11 when the program was temporarily suspended. The state grant must be matched at least dollar-for-dollar by the administration or student government association at each participating institution.

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges administers a similar grant for the public two-year institutions. All grants are awarded for a period not exceeding two years and must be used to provide high-quality, accessible, and affordable child care for students with children. 

Students interested in support for child care purposes are encouraged to contact their college or university. Students and parents can find more information about paying for college at our partner site: Ready, Set, Grad.