Child Care Stabilization Grants
On October 7, 2021, Governor Roy Cooper announced a historic, one-time federal $805 million investment in North Carolina’s early care and learning programs. The North Carolina Child Care Stabilization Grants, made possible by funding from the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act, will support working families with access to high-quality, affordable child care. The grants will also help early care and learning programs with recruitment and retention, enabling them to provide better wages and benefits to teachers, and promoting equity for all—children, parents, and teachers.
Governor Cooper Announces $805 Million in New Funding for Early Care and Learning Programs (October 7, 2021)
Governor Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. Visited LeafSpring School in Charlotte (October 22, 2021)
Governor Cooper Visited Church Childcare Center Inc. in Walkertown in Forsyth County (October 28, 2021)
Grant Payment Estimator - XLSX
Frequently Asked Questions Childcare Center - English
Frequently Asked Questions Family Childcare Home - English
Job Aid – Creating and Linking your NCID – PDF
Job Aid - Setting up your Direct Deposit – PDF
Job Aid - Application Instructions - PDF
Read the - Application Questions - PDF Note: Application must be completed online.
Staff and Training Worksheet - PDF
Model Teacher Salary Scale - PDF
Terms & Conditions
Missed the introductory Stabilization Grants training? Watch now on YouTube.
Slide deck from Stabilization Grants Training 1 - NC Stabilization Grant Application 2021-2022 (PDF)
Slide deck from Stabilization Grants Training 2 - Using Your NC Stabilization Grant (PDF)
Licensed Child Care Programs that are eligible for Stabilization Grant funding include:
- Hold a license or be regulated under a notice of compliance by DCDEE on or before March 11, 2021, or
- Hold a current license or a notice of compliance and be eligible to participate in the Subsidized Child Care Assistance Program.
Use of Grant Funds
How to apply?
Child Care Stabilization Grants are non-competitive, but child care programs must apply. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis.
Be ready to apply, you’ll need:
- Business NCID#
- Program information, such as enrollment and capacity
- Staff education and payroll
- Monthly expenses and revenues
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For questions, please call DCDEE’s Customer Support Team at (919) 814-6300, choosing Option 3, or email email@example.com.