The Dream Up! Child Care Supply-Building Grant Program is kicking off a third cohort of competitive applications with additional funding of $2.5 million through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Originally, the Preschool Development Grant provided $7.9 million in funding for the Dream Up! grant program for Cohorts 1 & 2. Through this program, awarded communities receive strategic planning support and $75,000 in grant funding. Additional $5,000 stipends will be allocated to participating child care providers who submit updated business plans during the strategic planning process. Through a collaborative community approach, teams of community stakeholders, will work to evaluate, plan, sustain, and expand existing child care, and support new child care programs.
Communities eligible to apply include:
Native & indigenous communities
Neighborhoods with defined boundaries in urban areas
Rural areas no bigger than a county
An area like a zip code, school district, or 4 small cities who join together
Teams may include:
Local business leaders
Community and civic organizations
Economic development programs
Child care programs
City or county administrations
Awarded communities receive strategic planning support and $75,000 in grant funding
Additional $5,000 stipends will be allocated to participating child care providers who submit updated business plans during the strategic planning process
The lender liability exemption provides conditional environmental liability protections to lenders and representatives.
Business,Economic Development,Education & Schools,Health & Mental Health
USDT New Markets Tax Credit Program
U.S. Department of the Treasury
The NMTC Program attracts private capital into low-income communities by permitting individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their federal income tax in exchange for making equity investments in specialized financial intermediaries.
EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants provide funding for a grant recipient to capitalize a revolving loan fund and to provide loans and subgrants to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
201 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703