Apply for Special Funding and Resources | ARPA Discretionary

Funding For The Early
Learning Profession

The purpose of this funding is to boost local initiatives, enhance the quality of programs, and support early childcare professionals.

We are excited to inform you about the following ARPA Discretionary Funding opportunities available under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Quality Initiatives. These initiatives are designed to support your early childhood education programs and we encourage you to take advantage of them to enhance the quality of your services.

Providers must submit applications to their “home” coalition. Providers that contract with multiple coalitions will be paid by the coalition where the provider is physically located
(“home” coalition)

Note: Grant awards exceeding $600 are considered taxable income. For questions, consider consulting a tax advisor regarding the potential tax implications of accepting funding.


Follow the below links to apply to individual or program initiatives.