Child Care Stabilization Grant:

Provider Resources


Child care providers are HEROES!  The Michigan Department of Education announced there are funds available to you to help keep your doors open and focus on what matters most - supporting kids and families. There will be 30 days to complete your Child Care Stabilization Grant Application. 

This grant is open: November 8, 2021 - December 8, 2021.

Grants will start to be distributed by January 10, 2022

If you need assistance, please call or email your CACFP Specialist or call our office at 616.451.8281 x220


New Tax Implication Information:

FAQ from MI Child Care Collaborative

Slides from MI Child Care Collaborative

FAQ from State of Michigan

Tips To Start Your Application:

  • Update your profile in Great Start to Quality here 

  • Get A Sigma Number (if you don't already have one) Visit

  • Organize the information you need to apply: # of children enrolled by age in your program, the number of full & part time staff, and an estimate of your operational budget.

  • Preview the Application: Application Preview

  • Stabilization Grant information, FAQ's, webinar log in and updates are here:  Child Care Stabilization Grant

Helpful Tools:

Calculate Your Grant Amount

Michigan's Child Care Stabilization Grant Information  


Free Webinar: Questions about the Stabilization Grant & Taxes:

Michigan's Child Care Stabilization Grant and Taxes: A Webinar for Home-Based Child Care Providers

This is an opportunity to learn how to be prepared for Michigan’s Child Care Stabilization Grant and your business taxes. In almost every situation you will be better off accepting the grant. This webinar will help answer immediate questions you may have related to your taxes whether you’ve already applied for or are considering applying for the grant.

Sign up for the webinar :
This webinar will be offered one more time
(please register for only one date)

December 4, 2021 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Register at:

MiRegistry: Course ID# 135427

Free Webinar Recording: "Child Care Stabilization Grants and New Tax Changes for 2021”

Link to Webinar