GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Whether you are looking to increase your level of education or improve the quality of your program, we have grants and scholarships available to help.

Regional Grants
Regional Grants provide funds to help cover the cost of supplies, equipment, technology, and training. Grant funds are offered annually and are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified child care programs.
R.E.E.T.A.I.N. Bonuses
R.E.E.T.A.I.N. Bonuses reward child care professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to the field by continuing their education and professional development. R.E.E.T.A.I.N Bonuses can be used for program supplies, training, or personal expenses.
T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age care providers increase their levels of education, compensation, and commitment to the field by earning college credits and degrees.
CDA Awards
CDA Awards help providers pay for the required training, application, and renewal of the nationally recognized Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).
Foreign Credential Evaluation
Foreign Credential Evaluation Scholarships help early childhood professionals who have completed their higher education coursework outside of the United States pay for the evaluation process, so they can have their education and professionalism recognized.