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  • Information about the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been moved to a new, separate area. Information provided by DCDEE related to COVID-19 and child care providers, settings and health precautions can now be found on the Coronavirus Information for Child Care page.



Notice of Funding Availability for In-Home Family Child Care Program Request for Applications (RFA)

DCDEE is pleased to announce a new Notice of Funding Availability for In-Home Family Child Care Program Request for Applications (RFA).

The purpose of this request for applications is in response to the General Assembly Session Law 2023-134 Section 9D.8, n.d. for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development to administer a pilot program that provides business and financial assistance in creating new in-home child care programs and sustaining existing in-home child care programs in this State.

Up $1,050,000 is available for the In-Home Family Child Care Program from May 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025. A single award will be made for this program and One award will be funded through this announcement.

Eligibility requirements are included in the RFA.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on February 26, 2024.

Application Face Sheet RFA # 001  

2024 In-Home Family Child Care Program RFA

Line Item Budget Template 

Line Item Budget and Narrative Instructions

Bidder's Conference Slide Deck

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