Apply now for child-care funding

Non-profit child-care providers can apply for up to $500,000, while private child-care organizations can apply for up to $250,000

Ministry of Children and Families

Child-care providers throughout the province are encouraged to apply for a total of $14.8 million in major capital funding to create new licensed child-care spaces for British Columbia children.

Non-profit child-care providers can apply for up to $500,000, while private child-care organizations can apply for up to $250,000.

Funding can be used to:

• Build a new child care facility, including the cost of buying land or a building.

• Assemble a modular building and develop a site.

• Renovate an existing building.

• Buy eligible equipment (including playground equipment) and furnishings to support new child-care spaces in an existing facility.

Preference will be given to applications that will create child-care spaces in underserved areas of B.C., and on school grounds, where children can smoothly transition from early years programs, to the classroom, to after-school care. Construction is expected to begin this fiscal year.

Applications will be accepted during three intake periods: May 2-June 30; Sept. 1-Oct. 31; and Feb. 1-March 31, 2015.

 

For more information on the capital funding program, including applications and criteria, visit: www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/major_capital.htm.