Caren Vogt works with the Lutheran schools, early childhood centers, and rostered teachers within the NJ District to provide ongoing support and training for congregations, schools, and staff. Please contact her at the district office via email or call the district office at 908-233-8111 with any questions.
Please find the following information and webinar opportunity regarding the Health and Safety Small Grants. If you have any questions, please go to the Child Care NJ website or contact the QIS at the NORWESCAP office in your county.
Health and Safety Small Grants Available Funds: Up to $2,000 Registered Family Child Care Programs and Schools Up to $10,000 Licensed Child Care Centers
Grant Details: This grant is designed to help with the purchase of items and/or make minor repairs to abate documented health and safety violations. Approved purchases can include bedding mats and/or cots, classroom sinks, protective covers/locks and emergency preparedness kits.
These funds also can be used to meet pre-service health and safety training requirements, including costs incurred for staff to attend Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) required pre-service health and safety trainings. This grant also supports continuous professional development in the areas of Professionalism and Leadership and Program Administration and Management, including business management software and activities, technology support, workshops and conferences.
Who is Eligible: Licensed child care centers, registered family child care providers and schools. You must participate in the NJ Child Care Subsidy Program.
To Apply: Go to www.NJCCIS.com. If you are eligible for this grant, you will see a Health and Safety Grant quicklink on the Facility page. If you need help with the Health and Safety Small Grant – contact the NJ Workforce Registry at 1-877-522-1050.
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