Grant Funds Available For Area Child Care Providers

MetroAction awards Child Care MicroGrant to Little People WestMetroAction announced today that child care providers in northeastern Pennsylvania are now eligible to apply for a $500 project grant through MetroAction’s Child Care MicroGrant program.  Child Care providers can apply for funding to support projects that fit into the following funding priorities: Health and Wellness, Safety Improvement, Curriculum and Program Development and Diversity.

Applications are available on, along with submission instructions, application guidelines and tip sheets.  MicroGrant applications are due on October 10, 2008 by 4:00 PM.

To help eligible providers complete the application, MetroAction will be hosting a free help session teleconference on September 23 at 12:30 PM.  The session will provide an overview of the program, tips on what the review committee is looking for, sample projects and offer participants an opportunity to ask questions.   This help session is free, but pre-registration is required.

As part of their commitment to improving the quality of affordable childcare in the region, MetroAction awards $2,500 in MicroGrants to child care providers throughout their eight county service area, twice each year.  Since the launch of MetroAction’s Child Care MicroGrant program in 2005, 25 providers across seven counties have received funding. The MicroGrant program has directly impacted more than 700 local children.