Texas to provide funds if you want to open or expand a daycare

T. Ware

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As more companies move to Texas, the need for high-quality childcare increases.

Parents need peace of mind about leaving their children at a daycare. They need to believe their little ones are well cared for and that they’re in a safe and clean environment. If you want to help meet that need, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) might have money for you.

TWC will provide funds to open or expand daycares in Texas through the Child Care Provider Expansion Initiative.

According to a press release, TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel said, “This program is intended to reduce the financial barriers associated with expanding centers or opening new ones.”

The money will support daycare centers and home-based providers that meet at least one of the following. You want to serve:

  • Children in childcare deserts (Areas without adequate childcare providers)
  • Infants (0-17 months)
  • Employees’ children through employer partnerships

You can use the money to recruit, staff, and pay permit fees. It’s also good for minor renovations, equipment, and educational resources.

Awards range from $2000 to $75,000.

How much you receive depends on the daycare location, proposed capacity, and the cost of care in your area. They also consider the type of program and number of infant slots.

Applicant requirements

To receive funding, applicants must supply a business plan. A free coach is available to those who want help creating or completing theirs.

If you’re interested in serving children in daycare deserts, check to find zip codes for the pre-defined areas.

Get the information you need to apply for this program. It starts in June 2022.

Although you can apply for the Child Care Provider Expansion Initiative through January 2023, don’t wait. Parents and their children need you and the high-quality daycare you want to provide.

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