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Activities funded under this program are not required to have a match, but any financial leverage that is willing to be contributed by a local government or a participating childcare organization is encouraged.
Yes, so long as the proposed activities are otherwise eligible. Please download and review the Child Care Creation Program Guidelines for more information about eligible activities.
Religious institutions and churches that provide childcare are eligible as long as 1) enrollment is open to those other than church members, 2) religious beliefs are not part of the enrollment criteria. Please note, funds cannot be used to improve facilities/spaces where the primary use is religious activity (i.e.. sanctuaries).
New construction is NOT eligible. Costs for acquiring a building and/or constructing an addition to an existing building are eligible. Please download and review the Child Care Creation Program Guidelines for more information about eligible activities.
There are two rounds of applications that may use the same application form template. The first application is submitted by interested childcare providers to their local government sponsor. This will be used by the local government to assess eligibility and competitiveness and to assist the local government in determining which, if any, projects it would like to submit to GNRC for formal evaluation as part of the second round of application. The second round application will be evaluated and scored by GNRC in determining program awards. The second application will be shared publicly and with the TN Department of Economic and Community Development.