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Stimulus and Stability Fund for Childcare Centers

The Office of Early Childhood is supporting the recovery and expansion of the early childhood workforce through a competitive grant program for childcare centers. This investment will support childcare centers to recruit and retain high-quality staff while moving towards a long-term plan for increased compensation.

This grant application is open to any early childhood education provider that meets the following criteria:

  • Is an EEC-licensed childcare center,
  • Operates in the City of Boston, and 
  • Accepts childcare subsidies. 

The Stimulus and Stability grant has two components:

  1. Compensation Planning. Developing a long-term compensation strategy and sustainability plan.
  2. Wage and Benefit Support. Supplementary wages and benefits to childcare workers to address workforce-related challenges and expand capacity. 

Apply Today

$5,000,000 of funding is available through the Stimulus and Stability Fund. Grants up to $400,000 will be awarded to up to 30 Providers. Grant funds may be used through the end of calendar year 2024.

Application Materials

Application (English)

Application Questions
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Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on or before September 2, 2022

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Are you interested in learning more before you apply? Join us on August 12, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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