Caring for MI Future: Facilities Improvement Fund (CFMF FIF) is a grant  program to distribute $50 million to new and expanding child care providers across the state of Michigan in order to renovate and upgrade their child care facilities to accommodate additional child care slots, especially in geographic areas with limited providers.

Licensed child care providers meeting the following eligibility criteria can apply for funding:
• Newly licensed providers whose licenses were issued on or after May 1, 2022
• Existing providers who have expanded their licensed capacity as of May 1, 2022
• Existing providers who are currently in the process of expanding their licensed capacity
• Licensed family child care home or group child care home with an approved capacity variance from Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
Providers with a provisional license and Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) who also provide tuition-based child care are eligible. Providers changing their license type (ex: Family to Group Home, Group to Center-based) are also eligible as long as they can show they are currently working with LARA.
Basic explanation of grant and link to begin your application:

FIF Eligibility Explainer


For a complete list of eligibility criteria and guidelines, click here





Eligible & Not Eligible Uses List: FIF Eligible & Not Eligible List

Vibrant Futures is a regional partner with IFF to assist child care providers in applying for this funding.  Vibrant Futures has scheduled webinars, Q&A sessions and office hours to assist you if you are applying for this funding.

March 16 & 17 Facilities Sessions Flyer

Tax Implications Powerpoint Presentations:

Facilities Improvement Fund Tax Implications - In-Home

Facilities Improvement Fund Tax Implications - Centers

For additional resources or to start the application process:

If you need assistance please contact Ann Kluting -