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Start up grants for child day care
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 6, TITLE 5
§ 410-cc. Start up grants for child day care. The commissioner shall
provide funds to start up grants to not-for-profit organizations or
corporations for the development of new or expanded all day child day
care programs including costs related to planning, renting, renovating,
operating, and purchasing equipment. The commissioner shall establish
guidelines including, but not limited to, allowable costs, and criteria
for eligibility for grants giving preference to those child day care
providers who will, to the maximum extent feasible, target services to
households having incomes up to two hundred percent of the federal
poverty standard. The commissioner shall publicize the availability of
funds. No awards shall be granted which exceed twenty-five hundred
dollars for a new family day care provider or new group family day care
provider, and one hundred thousand dollars for a new child day care
center. Child care resource and referral agencies may receive family day
care start up grants not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars per
new provider if the agency trains such new family provider and thereby
expands the supply of family day care programs in the community. The
commissioner shall give preference to those communities which are
significantly underserved by existing programs and to those programs
which and those providers who will serve infants under two years of age.