Pre-applications being accepted for Child Care Expansion grants

Pre-applications being accepted for Child Care Expansion grants
Based on federal standards, child care is not considered affordable for the majority of Nevadans. (Photo by BBC Creative on Unsplash)

CARSON CITY – Nevada’s Child Care and Development program this month opened pre-application submissions for existing child care providers looking to expand or build child care facilities in the state. Pre-applications will be accepted through June 9.

Funding to help child care providers expand their operations to provide more slots for children was approved by the state’s Interim Finance Committee in early May. The committee approved $30 million for the effort.

Providers can submit proposals to renovate or expand existing facilities to serve more children or build new facilities to expand their operations. Proposals will be evaluated based on viability, financial risk and community need.

“Our goal is to help Nevada’s child care providers expand their businesses and offer more child care slots for families,” said Karissa Loper Machado, Agency Manager for the Child Care and Development Program. “Safe, affordable, and accessible child care is vital for families and increasing facility capacity will support more Nevada families.”

More information is available at

Source: Nevada Governor’s Office