New Jersey Offers New Grants to Improve Child Care Services

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The State of New Jersey, through the Department of Human Services, Division of Family (DHS/DFD), has announced the first round of child care center improvement grants awarded to programs and providers who participate in the state’s Child Care Subsidy Program. These grants aim to increase families’ access to quality programs and to expand the capacity to serve infants. 

“Giving working families the peace of mind that comes from quality child care is part of building a stronger and fairer New Jersey for everyone,” said Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson. 

In the first phase of grants, the Department has awarded 20 grants totaling about $200,000. About 5,000 child care providers in New Jersey participate in the New Jersey’s child care subsidy program, which serves approximately 100,000 children per year. 

For more information on the grants, visit: http://www.childcarenj.gov/Providers/Grants.