Child Care Grants

The Child Care Grant program awards institutional grants to public four-year universities.

The program was established during the 1999-2000 legislative session to address the need for quality, accessible child care at the public higher education institutions. For public four-year universities, funding has been consistent at $75,000 per year, except in 2010-11 when the program was temporarily suspended. The state grant must be matched at least dollar-for-dollar by the administration and/or student government association at participating institutions.

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges administers a similar grant for the public two-year institutions. All grants are awarded for a period not exceeding two years and must be used to provide high quality, accessible, and affordable child care for students with children. 

Students and parents can find more information about paying for college at our partner site: Ready, Set, Grad. Students interested in support for child care purposes are encouraged to contact their college or university.