TDHS announces renewed childcare support
December 10, 2020
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing the continuation of a grant program that’s already helped strengthen early childhood education in more than 1,200 licensed childcare providers across the state.
The department said the second round will once again offer providers the option of applying for up to $4,000 in grants ($5,000 in distressed counties) to increase capacity at their licensed location, hire consultants and coaches, and enhance and add equipment including appliances and supplies.
“In communities across our state, we want to promote childcare that’s safe, healthy, and educationally rich,” said Interim TDHS Commissioner Tony Mathews.
Interested childcare providers are encouraged to sign up for a free Childcare Tennessee membership and apply online by September 1, 2021. Providers who received a grant during the initial cycle are eligible to reapply. Childcare programs interested in learning about more business supports should visit the DHS website.