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



Major funding for Children's Service Society is provided by the following community-minded organizations and agencies. Thank you.

American Express

Castle Foundation

Child Care Aware of Utah

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation

Utah Department of Workforce Services – Office of Child Care

eBay Foundation

Edwards Lifesciences Fund

Energy Solutions

Frances W. Burton Foundation

The George & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Henry W. and Leslie M. Eskuche Foundation

Herbert I. and Elsa B. Michael Foundation

In-N-Out Burger Foundation

John and 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

State of Utah

Sterling & Shelli Gardner Foundation

Thatcher Company

United Way of Salt Lake

Utah Division of Child & Family Services

Utah Health Department, Office of Home Visiting

Utah Masonic Foundation