Applications are now available for Regional Child Care Planning Grants. Regional coalitions can apply for funding to develop a regional child care plan that meets the needs and preferences of working families, while it addresses Michigan’s urgent need for more access to high-quality, affordable child care.

Regional coalitions will receive grants, averaging $150,000, and expert technical assistance to develop innovative regional child care plans. The Regional Child Care Planning Grant will help bring economic development, employers, municipalities, parents and early childhood leaders together in regional coalitions to understand child care facilities and workforce needs and develop a plan to accelerate child care solutions. 

Applicants must be entities or agencies that can demonstrate previous experience working in collaboration with others related to regional planning and economic development. Coalitions interested in applying for the Regional Child Care Planning Grant should plan to attend a free Technical Assistance Webinar on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. to learn more about eligibility, how to be successful when applying and about the required work if the coalition is chosen to receive an award.

Applications are due Monday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. To apply for funding, register for the webinar, or watch a recording, go to