The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is inviting applications from high-quality infant and toddler providers to expand their current capacity to serve additional children by providing resources for facilities improvements. The funding for the Infant and Toddler Facilities Improvements Grant is designed to address the unmet demand for high-quality infant and toddler childcare in the District. Through this opportunity, OSSE aims to increase infant and toddler capacity by, at minimum, 200 new slots for children ages six weeks to 36 months, in targeted areas of the District.
The grants may be used for:
- New facilities development and pre-development;
- Facilities renovations, repairs, and move-in; and
- Start-up expenses, such as early childhood classroom materials, equipment, and professional developments costs.