Michigan Child Care Stabilization Grant – Spring 2022

What: Funds that are available to all child care providers in Michigan to help owners keep the doors open and continue to focus on educating kids and supporting families. These funds are non-competitive and are available to everyone that applies.  

Who: Those who are eligible to apply are the following: 

  • Licensed child care centers 
  • Licensed family homes and group homes
  • Tribal-based childcare 
  • Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) and 21st CCLC programs that also provide tuition-based childcare 

**Eligible applicants must also be open and available to provide childcare services on the date of application OR be temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

When: The spring 2022 application is available now and closes on May 26th. To be eligible for the spring grant, owners must submit their 2021 Fall Childcare Stabilization Operations report.  

How: Funding will be calculated according to the following:

  • Eligible providers will receive base and bonus payments for providing in demand care. 
  • Base awards are given based on the license capacity you have and your provider type.
  • Bonus payments are added if you provide care for infants and toddler, offer subsidy care, are open during non-traditional hours, or care for children with special needs. 
  • Providers will also receive funding for staff bonuses. 
**Please note that if you use a calculator to see possible award amount it may not be accurate as it assumes that 100% of the eligible childcare providers apply. The final amount could be higher! 

Let us help you maximize the funding to enhance your learning space! Funding can be used on a variety of COVID-related or classroom supplies to help you resume care. Below are some popular items that child care centers spent their Fall 2021 Grant funds on:

COVID Response Products
We here at Play with a Purpose truly understand how difficult the last few years have been for you and we do not want you to miss out on this opportunity for funding for your organization. Contact us today with any questions and we would be more than happy to help you! You can even schedule time to talk directly with your State Sales Rep.  Schedule time with Nicole!