Low Income Investment Fund

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Low Income Investment Fund Child Care Grant Programs   

High-quality early care and education assures a strong start on the skills necessary for a child’s future success in school and life. Children in stimulating early education programs are more likely to be academically successful and less likely to need adult social services. Quality, affordable child care is an investment that enables the whole family to succeed by permitting low income parents to work or attend school while feeling confident about their children’s well-being. Unfortunately, demand far exceeds supply for high-quality child care, particularly for low income families. Using capital, capacity building and public advocacy together, LIIF builds sustainable community-based systems to support child care facility financing and development.


LIIF provides grant and loan capital for facilities development and improvement. In combination with capital, LIIF delivers specialized business support and development, including training and technical assistance on facilities design, development, financing and operations. Our Child Care Team also supports local communities’ efforts to identify and organize resources to increase the supply of quality local child care options.

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Washington, DC

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is working with the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) to disburse DC Child Care Stabilization Grant funds to child development facilities licensed after March 11, 2021, that meet the eligibility criteria. Child development facilities determined to be eligible for this program will receive an email notice from OSSE. The notification will be sent to the facility’s person of record listed in the Division of Early Learning Licensing Tool (DELLT).

La Oficina del Superintendente Estatal de Educación (Office of the State Superintendent of Education, OSSE) está trabajando con Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) para desembolsar los fondos del Subsidio para la Estabilización de Hogares de Cuidado Infantil del DC a centros de desarrollo infantil con licencia después del 11 de marzo de 2021, que cumplan con los criterios de elegibilidad. Los centros de desarrollo infantil considerados elegibles para este programa recibirán un aviso de la OSSE por correo electrónico. La notificación se enviará a la persona registrada del centro que figura en la Herramienta de Licencias de la División de Aprendizaje Temprano (Division of Early Learning Licensing Tool, DELLT).

Low Income Investment Fund