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 now closed.

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 Grant Reporting Requirements Webinar:

The Michigan Department of Education is pleased to announce that the reporting templates for the Child Care Stabilization Grant will be released soon!

Join us for one of three webinars to learn more about the reporting requirements of the Child Care Stabilization Grant.  No Need to Register.  Just click the link prior to the webinar. (Please note:  all three webinars are all identical, so pick the one that best fits your schedule.)



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

Link to Webinar