Family Start-Up Grants


Part 1: Start-Up Grant Information & Application

Care About Childcare has funding available for individuals wishing to get a Family Child Care License. The grant reimburses providers up to $350 for costs associated with the initial licensing process. The grant is awarded to providers after they have incurred expenses and received their license. Please keep receipts for the following purchases and fees:

  • Child Care Licensing Program fees and City/County Business License fees
  • Fire & kitchen inspection fees, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors
  • First aid kits
  • First Aid, CPR, and Food Handlers Certification
  • CAC Basic Child Care Training class fee

In order to receive a Start-up Grant you will be required to send us:

  1. A completed grant application form
  2. Copies of the receipts for your expenses
  3. A copy of the certificate showing that you have completed the Basic Child Care Training course
  4. A copy of your new child care license

pdfDownload the Start-Up Grant Information & Application

Additional Grants

Contact the Office of Child Care for additional grant opportunities.

Contact Us

Aida Penunuri
Quality Improvement Consultant, Bilingual 


Lyn Barker 
Quality Improvement Coordinator



Funding for Children’s Service Society is provided by the following organizations and agencies

Ally Bank
American Express
Castle Foundation
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation
Daniels Fund
Department of Workforce Services – Office of Child Care
eBay Give
Edwards Lifesciences Fund
Energy Solutions
Frances W. Burton Foundation
George & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Henry W. and Leslie M. Eskuche Foundation
Herbert I. and Elsa B. Michael Foundation
In-N-Out Burger Foundation

Intermountain Healthcare Community Partner Fund
John & Dora Lang Foundation
Kennecott Utah Copper Charitable Foundation
Larry H. Miller Charities
Lawrence T. Dee & Janet T. Dee Foundation
Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
R. Harold Burton Foundation
Ruth Eleanor & John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation
Salt Lake County Substance Abuse Prevention Services
Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Sterling & Shelli Gardner Foundation
United Way of Salt Lake
UPS Foundation
Utah Division of Child & Family Services
Utah Health Department, Office of Home Visiting
Utah Masonic Foundation