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Literacy All Year and Summer Boost

Launch Date: 10/27/2023

Application Deadline: 12/31/2024

Description: This grant opportunity is designed to provide a VPK and 4-year old classrooms with nearly $3000 in materials and children with home libraries as well as Electronic Reading Tablets. Teachers will also be eligible for Stipend of up to $1000 for completing task and professional development throughout the year.

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FCCH Refresh and Revamp Project

Launch Date: 11/1/2023


Description: The Family Childcare Home Refresh and Revamp project is a dedicated effort to enhance the safety, aesthetics, and professionalism of family childcare homes in Hillsborough County. Family childcare providers interested in improving their childcare spaces will have the opportunity to apply for a chance to be selected for a mini-makeover. This makeover will be carried out by a team of experienced home improvement professionals. Four family childcare homes will be selected for a mini-makeover.

The primary goal of this project is to create safer, more engaging learning environments for the youngest members of our community, while also establishing a clear separation between the home and business aspects of these childcare facilities. Eligibility requirements will apply for those interested in participating. By enhancing these vital spaces, we aim to provide a higher standard of care and early learning experiences for children in our community. 

Infant And Toddler Expansion

Launch Date: 11/3/2023

Application Deadline: 4/1/2024

Description: The Infant & Toddler Expansion seeks to Increase the capacity of slots available for infants and toddlers and incentivize programs by offering a stipend for each new classroom created. Contracted and non-contracted programs that open new infant or toddler classroom(s) will be eligible to receive a stipend up to $15,000 for each new space to assist with costs. Programs currently participating in the Hillsborough County Infant and Toddler Initiative that open new classrooms will automatically qualify to receive the stipend. The ELCHC’s Infant/Toddler Coordinator and DCF Childcare Licensing will preview and/or approve each new space before stipend approval to ensure spaces are safe for children.

Curriculum Expansion

Launch Date: 7/1/2023 

Application Deadline: 12/22/2023

Description: The Curriculum Expansion grant is designed to support your efforts in providing high-quality early education by offering reimbursement to School Readiness (SR) and/or Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) contracted providers within our service area for Curriculum, Curriculum Components, and/or Curriculum Training. Purchases must be made between March 29, 2023, through December 15, 2023.  

Outdoor Safety

Launch Date: 11/14/2023

Application Deadline: 4/11/2024

Description: This mini grant of up to $2000 is for programs that need to add additional layers of security to the exterior of their building.