Child Care Major Capital Funding Program

Applications are now open for the third round of funding available through the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Child Care Major Capital Funding Program. This program is available to local governments to help with the costs associated with the creation of new licensed child care spaces.

The application form, business plan template, eligible and ineligible items list and the 2015/16 funding guidelines are now available.

Under this program, non-profit organizations may receive up to a maximum of $500,000 and private sector organizations may receive up to a maximum of $250,000 for:

  • Building a new child care facility.
  • Purchasing land and/or commercial or residential space.
  • Purchasing and assembling a modular building.
  • Site development costs.
  • Renovations to a building or classroom.
  • Purchasing eligible equipment and furnishings as part of the above activities to create new spaces.

The goal of the third application intake period is to support the creation of an additional 1,700 spaces. Applicants must specify one of three funding streams in their application:

 

  1. Targeted - creating new spaces in child care settings located on school grounds;
  2. Co-located – creating new spaces that will be co-located with other family support programs in community based settings; or
  3. Regular - creating new spaces in child care settings other than those listed in number 1 and 2 above.

Targeted and co-located projects within communities under-served by child care are given priority in the selection process. Funding approval will be based on funding guidelines, selection criteria and availability of Child Care Major Capital Funding Program funds.

Application packages must be received by the Child Care Capital Funding Program no later than 4:30 PM, February 26, 2016. Applications will not be accepted electronically by email or fax. Please mail applications to:

Child Care Capital Funding Program Administrator
Child Care Programs and Services Branch
Ministry of Children and Family Development
PO Box 9965 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC  V8W 9R4

If you have questions, please contact: Child Care Capital Funding Program 1-888-338-6622, option 5.

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