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.


Click one of the applications for your region below for more information and to apply!

Atlanta

PAACT: Promise All Atlanta Children Thrive, a citywide alliance convened by GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, in partnership with the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), is launching a new grant program--the PAACT Fund for Quality: Atlanta Family Child Care Relief Grant. This program is exclusively for family child care learning home programs located in the City of Atlanta and will provide grants to family child care learning homes to help sustain operations as they continue to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 on their child care businesses. The grant program is funded through a national grant from Well Fargo and will be administered by LIIF.

The PAACT Fund for Quality: Atlanta Family Child Care Relief Grant will open Thursday, August 26 at 8pm and will close on Thursday, September 16 at 11:59pm. LIIF and PACT will host an info session Thursday, August 26 at 7pm to provide an overview of the grant opportunity, review the application, and to give applicants an opportunity to ask questions and hear from other local ECE stakeholders.

  • Non-profit center grants of up to $1M are available
  • For-profit centers grants of up to $300,000 are available

Purpose 

This funding is provided through the City and County of San Francisco Funds and is available to eligible early care and education providers. The Center Capital New Development Grant supports the planning and development of viable, well-designed early care and education facilities and sites within the City and County of San Francisco.  


Eligible Providers

  • Are located in the City and County of San Francisco
  • Serve families who reside in the City and County of San Francisco
  • Are a for profit or nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization
  • Will have filed an application for a child care facility license which will result in the creation of new child care spaces; and maintains compliance with the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division
  • Participates in City ECE initiatives and is in good standing
  • MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) Qualified and/or Pre-K for all Qualified.
  • Serves or will serve children under the age of five (5) years old
  • Demonstrates a minimum of 20% of the children to be enrolled in the program are from low to moderate income households. For the purposes of this program, Area Median Income (AMI) defines low to moderate income, see table here.  


Application Process 

Applicants MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) Qualified. 

Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with all the required attachments in order to be considered for funding. Low Income Investment Fund/Child Care Facilities Funds (LIIF/CCFF) staff may request additional information as needed. An incomplete application will not be considered for funding and will be returned to the applicant. If assistance is needed in filling out the application, please contact us at ccff@liifund.org  


Read the application guidelines here.

LIIF/CCFF will evaluate each complete application promptly and deliver a funding decision in writing approximately four to six weeks from the date of receipt. As part of the selection process, LIIF/CCFF will also conduct a site visit at a pre-arranged, mutually convenient time. 

Applicants whose requests are not funded may contact LIIF/CCFF to discuss the reason(s) for the denial. Applicants may reapply for funding in future rounds. 

  • Grants of up to $2,200 per new child care space are available

Purpose 

This funding is provided through the City and County of San Francisco Funds and is available to eligible early care and education providers. The Center Start Up Grant Program is intended to expand, enhance and improve the quality of licensed child care in San Francisco by offsetting the high operating cost of starting or expanding a child care center.  

Eligible Providers

  • Are located in the City and County of San Francisco.
  • Serve families who reside in the City and County of San Francisco.
  • Serve CalWORKS and former CalWORKS families.
  • Are a for profit or nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Possess a valid child care center license from the State of California or will have filed an application for a license which will result in the creation of new child care spaces.
  • Maintains compliance with the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division
  • Participates in City ECE initiatives and is in good standing.
  • MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) Qualified and/or Pre-K for all Qualified.
  • Serves or will serve children birth through the age of five (5) years old; and
  • Demonstrates a minimum of 20% of the children to be enrolled in the program are from low to moderate income households. For the purposes of this program, low to moderate income is defined by Area Median Income (AMI), see table here.

Application Process 

Applicants MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) Qualified. 

Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with all the required attachments  in order to be considered for funding. Low Income Investment Fund/Child Care Facilities Funds (LIIF/CCFF) staff may request additional information as needed. An incomplete application will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant. If assistance is needed in filling out the application, please contact LIIF at ccff@liifund.org.  

Read the application guidelines here.

LIIF/CCFF will evaluate each complete application promptly and deliver a funding decision in writing approximately four to six weeks from the date of receipt. As part of the selection process, LIIF/CCFF will also conduct a site visit at a pre-arranged, mutually convenient time.

Applicants whose requests are not funded may contact LIIF/CCFF to discuss the reason(s) for the denial. Applicants may reapply for funding in future rounds. 

  • Non-profit center grants of up to $200,000
  • For-profit center grants of up to $75,000 

Purpose 

This funding is provided through the City and County of San Francisco Funds and is available to eligible early care and education providers. The Center Renovation & Repair Grant Program is intended to preserve the supply of quality, licensed child care provided by nonprofit child care centers and to increase the accessibility of center-based care to children and families with special needs. Priority will be given in emergency situations.   

Eligible Providers

  •  Are located in the City and County of San Francisco
  • Serve families who reside in the City and County of San Francisco
  • For profit or nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization
  • Possess a valid child care license from the State of California Community Care Licensing
  • Maintains compliance with the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division
  • Participates in City ECE initiatives and is in good standing
  • MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) Qualified and/or Pre-K for all Qualified
  • Serves or will serve children birth through the age of five (5) years old
  • Demonstrates a minimum of 20% of the children to be enrolled in the program are from low to moderate income households. For the purposes of this program, low to moderate income is defined by Area Median Income (AMI), see table here.
  • Demonstrate that: 
  • Without the grant funds their program will be closed; or
  • Without repairs or equipment to be paid for with grant funds, the health and safety of children in care will be at risk; or
  • The grant will be used to increase the accessibility of their program to children, families, or staff with special needs

Application Process 

Applicants MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) Qualified.

 
Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with all the required attachments in order to be considered for funding. Low Income Investment Fund/Child Care Facilities Funds (LIIF/CCFF) staff may request additional information as needed. An incomplete application will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant. If assistance is needed in filling out the application, please contact LIIF at ccff@liifund.org

Read the application guidelines here.
 

LIIF/CCFF will evaluate each complete application promptly and deliver a funding decision in writing approximately four to six weeks from the date of receipt. As part of the selection process, LIIF/CCFF will also conduct a site visit at a pre-arranged, mutually convenient time.

Applicants whose requests are not funded may contact LIIF/CCFF to discuss the reason(s) for the denial. Applicants may reapply for funding in future rounds.

  • Non-profit center grants of up to $60,000 are available
  • For-profit centers grants of up to $25,000 are available

Purpose 

This funding is provided through the City and County of San Francisco Funds and is available to eligible early care and education providers. The Center Pre-Development Grant supports the planning and development of viable, well-designed early care and education facilities and sites within the City and County of San Francisco.   

Eligible Providers

  • Are located in the City and County of San Francisco.
  • Serve families who reside in the City and County of San Francisco.
  • Are a for profit or nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Will have filed an application for a child care facility license which will result in the creation of new child care spaces; and maintains compliance with the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division (if applicable)Participates in City ECE initiatives and is in good standing.
  • MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) Qualified and/or Pre-K for all Qualified.
  • Serves or will serve children birth through the age of five (5) years old.
  • Demonstrates a minimum of 20% of the children to be enrolled in the program are from low to moderate income households. For the purposes of this program, low to moderate income is defined by Area Median Income (AMI), see table here.

Application Process 

Applicants MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) and/or Pre-K for all Qualified.   

Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with all the required attachments in order to be considered for funding. Low Income Investment Fund/Child Care Facilities Funds (LIIF/CCFF) staff may request additional information as needed. An incomplete application will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant. If assistance is needed in filling out the application, please contact LIIF at ccff@liifund.org


Read the application guidelines here.

LIIF/CCFF will evaluate each complete application promptly and deliver a funding decision in writing approximately four to six weeks from the date of receipt. As part of the selection process, LIIF/CCFF will also conduct a site visit at a pre-arranged, mutually convenient time.

Applicants whose requests are not funded may contact LIIF/CCFF to discuss the reason(s) for the denial. Applicants may reapply for funding in future rounds.

San Francisco COVID-19 Renovation & Repair Response Grant - Child Care Center

Purpose

As programs begin to reopen and others transition from emergency child care for essential workers to regular operations, all providers must apply new and updated regulations to ensure the safety of children, staff, and families. Part of these regulations include changes made to the physical environment to practice social distancing with young children. LIIF’s Renovation & Repair Grant is available to support COVID related modifications. This funding is provided through the City and County of San Francisco/San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education and is intended to preserve the supply of quality, licensed child care provided by child care centers. Some examples funding can be used for: 

  • Room dividers for classrooms
  • Bathroom modifications including adding partitions or motion-controlled sinks/appliances
  • Permanent or portable sinks/hand-washing stations
  • Portable HEPA or UV light air purifiers
  • HVAC sanitation upgrades including UV light 
  • Fixed equipment for sanitation (dishwashers/washers/dryers)
  • Extra cribs and/or crib dividers
  • Security systems to monitor pick up and drop off
  • Upgrades to outdoor space to encourage outdoor learning
  • Physical upgrades to outdoors: shade, sinks, other improvements to maintain social distancing
  • Other upgrades suggested by Licensing or DPH 

* Reimbursement for related facility changes made since 4/1/20 may be considered

* Requirement of 20% of children served be from low to moderate income households will be waived

Eligibility and Application Process

Applicants MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) and/or Pre-K for All Qualified.

Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with all the required attachments. Low Income Investment Fund/Child Care Facilities Fund (LIIF/CCFF) staff may request additional information as needed. An incomplete application will not be considered for funding and will be returned to the applicant. 

LIIF/CCFF will evaluate each complete application promptly and deliver a funding decision in writing. 

Questions?

If assistance is needed in filling out the application or if you have any questions, please contact Chris Bajarias at cbajarias@liifund.org or the Program Officer assigned to you. 

Family Child Care Renovation & Repair Grant 

Grants of up to $10,000 per provider are available for FY 2021

Purpose

This funding is provided through City and County of San Francisco Funds and is available to eligible early care and education providers, who are Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) qualified. The FCC Renovation & Repair Grant Program is aimed at maintaining the availability of quality family child care in the City and County of San Francisco, and at increasing the accessibility of family child care to children and families with special needs.

General Description 

Assistance from the FCC Renovation & Repair Grant is used to meet one-time capital expenses required for the maintenance of licensed capacity. Such expenses might include emergency repairs required for health and safety, the replacement of essential equipment, or purchases required to reopen a business after a flood or fire. 

Eligible Providers

  • Located in the City and County of San Francisco
  • Serve families who reside in the City and County of San Francisco
  • Possess a valid child care license from the State of California Community Care Licensing and maintain compliance
  • Participates and is in good standing in City ECE initiatives
  • MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) Qualified
  • Demonstrate that a minimum of 20% of the children served in the program are from low to moderate income households OR demonstrate that the program is seeking funds in order to increase its accessibility for persons with special physical or mental health needs. For the purposes of this program, low to moderate income is defined by 110% of the Area Median Income (AMI). (Please refer to table here)

Eligible Uses

Grant funds may be used for one-time capital expenses associated with the maintenance and preservation of a family child care home. Examples of eligible uses of funds include:

  • Repairs and clean up due to flooding or fire
  • Repairs required to meet health, safety or licensing requirements
  • Replacement of non-working essential health or safety equipment
  • Improvements that would increase the accessibility of the program to children, parents or guardians with special physical or mental health needs; or
  • To address other emergency that is sabotaging existing child care business
  • Any additional uses that may be identified by LIIF/CCFF staff in conjunction with the San Francisco Child Care Facilities Interagency Committee

Ineligible Uses of Funds

  • Expenses aimed at increasing licensed capacity
  • Expenses aimed at quality improvement
  • Start up costs for new providers
  • Day-to-day operating costs such as salaries, rent and food purchases
  • Non-permanent supplies (e.g., art materials) and other consumable materials such as paint, cleaning supplies, paper, etc.
  • Professional development
  • Purchase or replacement of unrelated equipment, e.g. televisions, DVD players/recorders
  • Closing costs for new home purchases
  • Reimbursement of previously incurred expenses related to the proposed project
  • Indirect or administrative costs

Criteria for Funding

  • The expenses funded must be necessary to maintain a licensed family child care home. The applicant must demonstrate that child care services will be lost if the repairs or equipment purchases are not funded 
  • The applicant must demonstrate that the funds are necessary to undertake or complete the project. Financial documentation will be required
  • Funds must be identified to meet all of the costs of the proposed project
  • Applications will not be considered without attachments verifying project costs, such as estimates from a licensed contractor or price quotes for equipment purchases
  • The applicant must demonstrate the financial and organizational viability for the child care operations for the one-year term of the grant (e.g., License is in compliance, business is financially well-managed)
  • The applicant must provide evidence that it has control of the designated child care site for the term of the grant (e.g., a lease with a minimum remaining term of one year)
  • If the grant is to finance renovations, the applicant must have obtained or applied for all necessary permits for the proposed project. If the applicant leases the site, the renovation project must be approved by the property owner prior to grant funding

Application Process

The Renovation and Repair Grant does not support reimbursement of previously incurred expenses related to the proposed project.

If this is an absolute emergency, please contact a Program Officer at CCFF immediately.

For a list of required documents needed to prepare for the application, click here.     

LIIF/CCFF staff may request additional information as needed. An incomplete application will not be considered for funding. If assistance is needed in filling out the application, please contact Phranda Wolfe, Program Officer at LIIF/CCFF, at pwolfe@liifund.org

LIIF/CCFF will accept applications until the deadline of May 1, 2021. Applications will then be evaluated and scored. As part of the selection process, LIIF/CCFF will also conduct a site visit at a pre-arranged, mutually convenient time. Applicants will be notified by e-mail regarding the acceptance or denial of their application for funding. A follow up visit will be conducted once granted project is completed.

Subsidio Para la Renovación y la Reparación de los Hogares de Cuidado Infantil

  • Se encuentran disponibles subsidios de hasta $10,000 por proveedor durante el AF (año fiscal) 2021

Motivo

Los Fondos de la Ciudad y el Condado de San Francisco proporcionan esta financiación que está disponible para proveedores de educación y cuidado infantil elegibles que cumplen los requisitos del programa de escolaridad infantil Early Learning Scholarship (ELS). El programa de Subsidio para la renovación y la reparación de hogares de cuidado infantil está destinado a mantener la disponibilidad de guarderías familiares   de calidad en la ciudad y el condado de San Francisco, y a aumentar la accesibilidad al cuidado infantil familiar para niños y familias con necesidades especiales.

Descripción General

La ayuda del Subsidio para la renovación y la reparación de hogares de cuidado infantil se utiliza para cubrir los gastos de capital únicos requeridos por el mantenimiento de la capacidad autorizada. Entre estos gastos, se podrían incluir las reparaciones de emergencia necesarias para la salud y la seguridad, el reemplazo de equipamiento esencial o compras   necesarias para reabrir un negocio luego de una inundación o un incendio.


Proveedores Elegibles

  • Viven en la ciudad y el condado de San Francisco
  • Brindan servicios a familias que residen en la ciudad y el condado de San Francisco
  • Poseen y cumplen con la licencia de cuidado infantil válida del Licenciamiento para ofrecer Cuidado en la Comunidad del Estado de California
  • Participan y cumplen con las iniciativas del programa de educación infantil Early Childhood Education (ECE) de la ciudad
  • DEBEN cumplir con los requisitos del programa de escolarización infantil Early Learning Scholarship (ELS)
  • Demuestran que un mínimo del 20 % de los niños que reciben servicios en el programa provienen de familias con ingresos de bajos a moderados O demuestran que el programa está pidiendo fondos para aumentar la accesibilidad para personas   con necesidades de salud mental o física especiales. A efectos   de este programa, el ingreso de bajo a moderado se define mediante el 110 % del ingreso promedio del área (AMI). (Consulte la tabla aquí)


Usos Elegibles

Los fondos de subsidio pueden utilizarse para pagar gastos de capital únicos asociados al mantenimiento y la preservación de un hogar de cuidado infantil. Ejemplos de usos elegibles de fondos:

  • Reparaciones y limpieza debido a inundación o incendio
  • Reparaciones necesarias para cumplir con los requisitos de salud, seguridad o licenciamiento
  • Reemplazo del equipamiento de salud o seguridad esencial que no funciona
  • Mejoras que aumentarían la accesibilidad al programa para niños, padres o tutores con necesidades de salud mental o física especiales
  • Abordaje de otras emergencias que están perjudicando a un negocio de cuidado infantil existente
  • Cualquier uso adicional que pueda ser identificado por el personal de Fondos de inversión por ingresos bajos (Low Income Investment Funds, LIIF)/Fondos para los hogares de cuidado infantil (Child Care Facilities Funds, CCFF) en conjunto con el Comité interinstitucional de hogares de cuidado infantil de San Francisco (San Francisco Child Care Facilities Interagency Committee)


Usos de Fondos No Elegibles

  • Gastos destinados al aumento de la capacidad autorizada
  • Gastos destinados a la mejora de la calidad
  • Costos iniciales por proveedores nuevos
  • Costos operativos diarios, como salarios, renta y compras de alimentos
  • Suministros no permanentes (p. ej., materiales de arte) y otros materiales consumibles, como pintura, artículos de limpieza, papel, etc.
  • Desarrollo profesional
  • Compra o reemplazo de equipamiento no relacionado, p. ej., televisores, grabadoras/reproductores de DVD
  • Costos de cierre para compras de un hogar nuevo
  • Reembolso de gastos previamente incurridos relacionados con el proyecto propuesto
  • Costos indirectos o administrativos

Criterios de Financiación

  • Para financiar los gastos, deberá ser necesario mantener un hogar de cuidado infantil autorizado. El solicitante deberá demostrar que se perderán los servicios de cuidado infantil si no se financian las reparaciones o las compras de equipamiento
  • El solicitante deberá demostrar que los fondos son necesarios para emprender o finalizar el proyecto. Se requerirá documentación financiera
  • Se deberán identificar los fondos para cubrir todos los costos del proyecto propuesto
  • No se considerarán las solicitudes sin los adjuntos que verifiquen los costos del proyecto, como estimaciones de un contratista autorizado o presupuestos para la compra de equipamiento
  • El solicitante deberá demostrar la viabilidad financiera y organizacional de las operaciones para el cuidado infantil durante el plazo de un año del subsidio (p. ej., licencia en cumplimiento, negocio bien administrado financieramente)
  • El solicitante deberá proporcionar evidencia de que tiene el control del centro de cuidado infantil designado durante el plazo del subsidio (p. ej., un alquiler con un plazo mínimo de un año)
  • Si el subsidio es para financiar renovaciones, el solicitante deberá haber obtenido o solicitado todas las autorizaciones necesarias para el proyecto propuesto. Si el solicitante alquila el centro, el proyecto de renovación deberá ser aprobado por el propietario antes de la financiación por subsidio

Proceso de Solicitud

El Subsidio para la renovación y la reparación no admite el reembolso de gastos previamente incurridos relacionados con el proyecto propuesto.

Si esta es una verdadera emergencia, contáctese con un oficial del programa en CCFF de inmediato.

Haga clic aquí para obtener una lista de los documentos necesarios para prepararlos para la solicitud.

El personal de LIIF/CCFF puede pedir información adicional según sea necesario. Una solicitud incompleta no se tendrá en cuenta para su financiación.  Si necesita ayuda para completar la solicitud, contáctese con Phranda Wolfe, oficial del programa en LIIF/CCFF, a través de pwolfe@liifund.org

LIIF/CCFF aceptará solicitudes hasta la fecha límite del 1 de mayo de 2021. Luego, se evaluarán y puntuarán las solicitudes. Como parte del proceso de selección, LIIF/CCFF también llevará a cabo una visita al centro en un momento previamente acordado, conveniente para ambos. Se notificará a los solicitantes por correo electrónico sobre la aprobación o el rechazo de su solicitud de financiación. Se llevará a cabo una visita de seguimiento una vez que se complete el proyecto subsidiado.

家庭託兒裝修與維修補助金

2021   財政年度每間機構可享高達 10,000 美元的補助金


目的

此補助金透過三藩市基金 (City and County of San   Francisco Funds) 提供,適用於具備早期學習獎學金 (Early Learning   Scholarship, ELS) 領取條件的合資格早期護理與教育服務機構。

FCC   裝修與維修補助金計劃旨在維持三藩市的優質家庭託兒服務,並更加方便具有特殊需要的兒童及家庭獲享家庭託兒服務。

一般描述

FCC   裝修與維修補助金用於維持授權許可託兒人數的一次性資本開支。該等開支可能包括健康與安全相關的緊急維修、必需設備替換或水災或火災後重開業務所需的購置項目。

合資格機構


  • 位處三藩市
  • 服務住在三藩市的家庭
  • 持有加州社會服務部發牌局 (State of California   Community Care Licensing) 發出的有效託兒牌照並符合規例
  • 參與市內幼兒教育計劃 (City ECE) 且聲譽良好
  • 必須具備早期學習獎學金 (Early Learning   Scholarship, ELS) 領取條件
  • 展示出計劃中服務的兒童至少有 20% 來自低收入至中等收入家庭,或展示出計劃正在尋求資金以更加方便具有特殊身心健康需要的人享用計劃服務。就本計劃而言,低收入至中等收入的標準界定為地區收入中位數 (AMI) 的 110%。(請參閱這裏的表格


合資格用途


補助金可能用於與保養和維護家庭託兒所相關的一次性資本開支。補助金的合資格用途例如包括:

  • 在水災或火災後維修和清理
  • 為迎合健康、安全或授權許可要求而進行維修
  • 替換無法運作的必需健康與安全設備
  • 為更加方便具有特殊身心健康需要的兒童、家長或監護人享用計劃服務而作出改善;或
  • 應對破壞現有託兒業務的其他緊急情況
  • LIIF/CCFF   員工與三藩市託兒設施跨部門委員會 (San Francisco Child Care Facilities Interagency Committee) 可能識別的任何其他用途


不合資格的補助金用途


  • 用於增加授權許可託兒人數的開支
  • 用於提升質素的開支
  • 新機構的籌備費用
  • 日常營運費用,例如薪金、租金及食物費用
  • 臨時用品(例如藝術材料)及其他消耗材料,例如顏料、清潔用品、紙張等等
  • 專業發展
  • 非相關設備(例如電視、DVD 播放機/錄像機)的購置或替換費用
  • 新居購置的成交手續費
  • 擬定項目過往開支的報銷
  • 間接或行政費用


撥款準則


為了維持授權的家庭託兒所,必須得到開支資助。申請者必須展示出缺乏維修或設備購置資助的話就無法提供託兒服務

申請者必須展示出取得資金才能進行或完成項目。申請者將要提供財務文件

必須識別資金如何應付擬定項目的所有費用

如無證明項目費用的附件,例如授權承辦商的估算或設備購置報價,申請將不獲考慮

申請者必須展示出補助金一年期限內託兒營運的財務及組織可行性(例如授權許可符合規例,業務財政狀況得到妥為管理)

申請者必須證明可在補助金期限內控制指定的託兒所(例如最少尚餘一年的租賃期)

若然補助金用於資助裝修,申請者必須已就擬定項目獲取或申請所有必需的許可。如果申請者租用場所,裝修項目必須獲業主批准,才可申請補助金


申請程序


裝修與維修補助金不適用於擬定項目過往開支的報銷。

如果情況特別緊急,請立即聯絡 CCFF 的項目專員。

如欲查看準備申請所需的文件,請按此

LIIF/CCFF   員工可能按需要索取其他資料。如果申請資料不全,補助金申請將不獲考慮。如在填寫申請時需要協助,請聯絡 LIIF/CCFF 的項目專員 Phranda Wolfe   (pwolfe@liifund.org)

LIIF/CCFF   接受申請的期限截至 2021 年 5 月 1 日。其後將會評估申請並對之評分。甄選過程中,LIIF/CCFF 亦將預先安排雙方方便的時間,以進行實地視察。有關資助申請接受與否,申請者將獲電郵通知。

完成授權項目後,將會跟進視察。

Family Child Care Expansion Grant

Grants of up to $15,000 per provider are available for FY 2021

Purpose

This funding is provided through City and County of San Francisco Funds and is available to eligible early care and education providers. The Family Child Care Expansion Grant Program provides capital financing to support licensed family child care providers who are expanding from a small to a large family child care license. 

Eligible Providers

  • Located in the City and County of San Francisco
  • Serve families who reside in the City and County of San Francisco
  • Possess a valid child care license from the State of California Community Care Licensing and maintain compliance
  • Participates and is in good standing in City ECE initiatives
  • MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) Qualified
  • Have attended FCC Expansion workshop offered by LIIF within the past two years before grant application
  • Demonstrate that a minimum of 20% of the children served in the program are from low to moderate income households. For the purposes of this program, low to moderate income is defined by Area Median Income (AMI). (Please refer to table here)

Eligible Uses

  • Classroom equipment, furniture, materials and toy purchases
  • Facility improvements including: space-expanding renovations, construction of Fire Code-compliant second exit, or measures to improve accessibility to persons with special healthcare needs
  • Safety and security, e.g. installation of Fire Code-compliant sprinkler systems
  • Outdoor play area improvements, or to meet health and safety measures
  • Any additional uses that may be identified by LIIF/CCFF staff in conjunction with the San Francisco Child Care Facilities Interagency Committee

Ineligible Uses of Funds

  • Day-to-day operating costs such as salaries, rent and food purchases
  • Purchase or replacement of unrelated equipment, e.g. televisions, DVD players/recorders
  • Non-permanent supplies (e.g., art materials) and other consumable materials such as paint, cleaning supplies, paper, etc.
  • Professional development
  • Vehicle or transportation expenses
  • Facility improvements NOT related to increasing licensed capacity
  • Reimbursement of previously incurred expenses related to the proposed project
  • Indirect or administrative costs

Criteria for Funding

  • The applicant must be expanding licensed capacity 
  • The applicant must demonstrate that the funds are necessary to undertake or complete the project
  • The applicant must demonstrate the financial and organizational viability for the child care operations for the three-year term of the grant (e.g., License is in compliance, business is financially well-managed, has a viable expansion plan)
  • The applicant must provide evidence that it has control of the designated child care site for the term of the grant (e.g., a lease with a minimum remaining term of three years)
  • If the grant is to finance renovations, the applicant must have obtained or applied for all necessary permits for the proposed project. If the applicant leases the site, the renovation project must also be approved by the property owner prior to grant funding 

Application Process

Applicant must complete an application form and submit it along with the required attachments (see application for details). LIIF/CCFF staff may request additional information as needed. An incomplete application will not be considered for funding. If assistance is needed in filling out the application, please contact Phranda Wolfe, Program Officer at LIIF/CCFF, at pwolfe@liifund.org

LIIF/CCFF will accept applications until the deadline of May 1, 2021. Applications will then be evaluated and scored. As part of the selection process, LIIF/CCFF will also conduct a site visit at a pre-arranged, mutually convenient time. Applicants will be notified by e-mail regarding the acceptance or denial of their application for funding. A follow up visit will be conducted once granted project is completed.

Applications will be scored based on a predetermined set of priorities and criteria: 

  • Serving children in high-need areas
  • Serving infants and toddlers
  • Serving children with special needs
  • Serving school age children
  • Serving a greater number of low to moderate income and/or CalWORKs, homeless or at-risk families, and/or enrollment of City-subsidized children
  • Providing care during non-traditional hours
  • Demonstrated commitment as measured by years in operation
  • Coursework and trainings completed
  • Strength of market demand analysis
  • Quality of operational plan
  • Financial viability

If a Grant is Awarded

The grantee must sign a grant agreement and must fulfill all the terms of that agreement, including but not limited to: 

  • Maintaining a child care license in compliance with Community Care Licensing
  • Expanding from small to large license
  • Grant expenditures are aligned with the approved budget from grant application and grant agreement
  • Submitting a Use of Fund Report on how the funds were used within 60 days; and 
  • Submitting a Status Report each year on April 30th during the three-year term of the grant
  • Such other and further general provisions as LIIF/CCFF or the City of San Francisco may require (including, but not limited to applicable provisions from the City Administrative Code dealing with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise; Nondiscrimination; Minimum Compensation and the provision of Health Care coverage)

If the grantee defaults on any of the terms of the grant agreement during the three-year term of the grant, grant funds will be due and payable to LIIF/CCFF in full. If services are provided for a portion of the term, only a pro-rata portion of the Grant will be repayable. 

Subsidio Para la Expansión de Hogares de Cuidado Infantil

Se encuentran disponibles subsidios de hasta $15,000 por proveedor durante el AF (año fiscal) 2021

Motivo

Los Fondos de la Ciudad y el Condado de San Francisco proporcionan esta financiación que está disponible para proveedores de educación y cuidado infantil elegibles. El programa de Subsidio para la ampliación de hogares de cuidado infantil proporciona financiación de capital para apoyar a los proveedores de cuidado infantil licenciados que pasan de una licencia de cuidado infantil pequeña a una grande.

Proveedores Elegibles

  • Viven en la ciudad y el condado de San Francisco
  • Brindan servicios a familias que residen en la ciudad y el condado de San Francisco
  • Poseen y cumplen con la licencia de cuidado infantil válida del Licenciamiento para ofrecer Cuidado en la Comunidad del Estado de California
  • Participan y cumplen con las iniciativas del programa de educación infantil Early Childhood Education (ECE) de la ciudad
  • DEBEN cumplir con los requisitos del programa de escolarización infantil Early Learning Scholarship (ELS)
  • Han asistido al taller de ampliación de hogares de cuidado infantil que ofrece Fondos de inversión por ingresos bajos (Low Income Investment Funds, LIIF) en el transcurso de los dos años pasados antes de solicitar el subsidio
  • Demuestran que un mínimo del 20 % de los niños que reciben servicios en el programa provienen de familias con ingresos de bajos a moderados. A   efectos de este programa, el ingreso de bajo a moderado se define por el área   promedio de ingresos (Area Median Income, AMI). (Consulte la tabla aqui continuación).

Usos Elegibles

  • Compras de equipamiento del salón, muebles, materiales y juguetes
  • Mejoras del hogar como: renovaciones de ampliación, construcción de una segunda salida en cumplimiento con el código contra incendios o medidas para mejorar la accesibilidad para personas con necesidades de atención médica especiales
  • Seguridad y protección, p. ej., instalación de sistemas de aspersores en cumplimiento con el código contra incendios
  • Mejoras del área de juego exterior, o cumplir con las medidas de salud y seguridad
  • Cualquier uso adicional que pueda ser identificado por el personal de Fondos de   inversión por ingresos bajos (Low Income Investment Funds, LIIF)/Fondos para   los hogares de cuidado infantil (Child Care Facilities Funds, CCFF) en   conjunto con el Comité interinstitucional de hogares de cuidado infantil de   San Francisco (San Francisco Child Care Facilities Interagency Committee)

Usos de Fondos No Elegibles

  • Costos operativos diarios, como salarios, renta y compras de alimentos
  • Compra o reemplazo de equipamiento no relacionado, p. ej., televisores,   grabadoras/reproductores de DVD
  • Suministros no permanentes (p. ej., materiales de arte) y otros materiales   consumibles, como pintura, artículos de limpieza, papel, etc.
  • Desarrollo profesional
  • Gastos de traslado o de vehículos
  • Mejoras del hogar NO relacionadas con el aumento de la capacidad autorizada
  • Reembolso de gastos previamente incurridos relacionados con el proyecto propuesto
  • Costos indirectos o administrativos

Criterios de Financiación

  • El solicitante deberá ampliar la capacidad autorizada
  • El solicitante deberá demostrar que los fondos son necesarios para emprender o finalizar el proyecto
  • El solicitante deberá demostrar la viabilidad financiera y organizacional de las operaciones para el cuidado infantil durante el plazo de tres años del subsidio (p. ej., licencia en cumplimiento, negocio bien administrado financieramente, plan de ampliación viable)
  • El solicitante deberá proporcionar evidencia de que tiene el control del centro   de cuidado infantil designado durante el plazo del subsidio (p. ej., un alquiler con un plazo mínimo de tres años)
  • Si el subsidio es para financiar renovaciones, el solicitante deberá haber obtenido   o solicitado todas las autorizaciones necesarias para el proyecto propuesto. Si el solicitante alquila el centro, el proyecto de renovación también deberá ser aprobado por el propietario antes de la financiación por subsidio.

Proceso de Solicitud

El solicitante deberá completar un formulario de solicitud y presentarlo junto con los adjuntos requeridos (consulte la solicitud para obtener detalles). El personal de LIIF/CCFF puede pedir información adicional según sea necesario. Una solicitud incompleta no se tendrá en cuenta para su financiación. Si   necesita ayuda para completar la solicitud, contáctese con Phranda Wolfe, oficial del programa en LIIF/CCFF, a través de  pwolfe@liifund.org

LIIF/CCFF aceptará solicitudes hasta la fecha límite del 1 de mayo de 2021. Luego, se evaluarán y puntuarán las solicitudes. Como parte del proceso de selección, LIIF/CCFF también llevará a cabo una visita al centro en un momento previamente acordado, conveniente para ambos. Se notificará a los solicitantes por correo electrónico sobre la aprobación o el rechazo de su solicitud de financiación. Se llevará a cabo una visita de seguimiento una vez que se complete el proyecto subsidiado.

Las solicitudes serán calificadas según un conjunto de prioridades y criterios predeterminado:

  • Atender niños en áreas de gran necesidad
  • Atender niños e infantes
  • Atender niños con necesidades especiales
  • Atender niños en edad escolar
  • Atender una mayor cantidad de familias con ingresos de bajos a moderados o que están en el programa CalWORKs, sin hogar o en riesgo, o inscribir niños subsidiados   por la ciudad
  • Proporcionar atención durante horarios no habituales
  • Demostrar compromiso medido en años de operación
  • Trabajo y entrenamiento finalizados
  • Resistencia del análisis de demanda del mercado
  • Calidad del plan operacional
  • Viabilidad financiera

Si Se Otorga El Subsidio

El subsidiado deberá firmar un acuerdo de subsidio y deberá cumplir con todas las condiciones de ese acuerdo, incluidos entre otros:

  • Mantener una licencia de cuidado infantil en cumplimiento con el Licenciamiento de la   comunidad de cuidado
  • Ampliación de una licencia pequeña a una grande
  • Los gastos del subsidio están alineados con el presupuesto aprobado de la solicitud de subsidio y el acuerdo de subsidio
  • Presentar un Informe del uso del fondo para explicar cómo se utilizaron los fondos en   el transcurso de los 60 días
  • Presentar un Informe de estado cada año el 30 de abril durante el plazo de 3 años del   subsidio
  • Estas y   otras disposiciones generales adicionales, según lo requiera LIIF/CCFF o la   Ciudad de San Francisco (incluidas, entre otras, disposiciones aplicables del   Código Administrativo de la Ciudad que atienden a una empresa comercial en   desventaja, la no discriminación, la compensación mínima y la disposición de   cobertura de atención médica)

Si el subsidiado incumple alguno de los términos del acuerdo de subsidio durante el plazo de 3 años del subsidio, los fondos del subsidio serán adeudados y pagaderos en su totalidad a LIIF/CCFF. Si los servicios se proporcionan durante una parte del plazo, solo se deberá pagar un proporcional del subsidio.

家庭託兒服務拓展補助金 

2021 財政年度每間機構可享高達 15,000 美元的補助金


目的

此補助金透過三藩市基金 (City and County of San   Francisco Funds) 提供,適用於合資格早期護理與教育服務機構。家庭託兒服務拓展補助金計劃 (Family Child Care   Expansion Grant Program) 提供資金,以支援正從小型家庭託兒牌照拓展至大型牌照的持牌家庭託兒機構。

合資格機構


  • 位處三藩市
  • 服務住在三藩市的家庭
  • 持有加州社會服務部發牌局 (State of California   Community Care Licensing) 發出的有效託兒牌照並符合規例
  • 參與市內幼兒教育計劃 (City ECE) 且聲譽良好
  • 必須具備早期學習獎學金 (Early Learning   Scholarship, ELS) 領取條件
  • 在申請補助金前的兩年內已出席 FCC 拓展工作坊
  • 展示出計劃中服務的兒童至少有 20% 來自低收入至中等收入家庭。就本計劃而言,低收入至中等收入的標準由地區收入中位數 (AMI) 界定。(請參照下表

 

合資格用途


  • 課室設備、家具、材料及玩具購置
  • 設施改善包括:拓展空間的裝修工程、建構合乎消防條例的第二出口或推出措施以更加方便具有特殊醫護需要的人士享用計劃服務
  • 安全與保安,例如安裝合乎消防條例的灑水系統
  • 改善室外遊戲區,或符合健康與安全措施
  • LIIF/CCFF   員工與三藩市託兒設施跨部門委員會 (San Francisco Child Care Facilities Interagency   Committee) 可能識別的任何其他用途


不合資格的補助金用途


  • 日常營運費用,例如薪金、租金及食物費用
  • 非相關設備(例如電視、DVD 播放器/錄像機)的購置或替換費用
  • 臨時用品(例如藝術材料)及其他消耗材料,例如顏料、清潔用品、紙張等等
  • 專業發展
  • 車輛或交通開支
  • 與增加授權許可託兒人數無關的設施改善
  • 擬定項目過往開支的報銷
  • 間接或行政費用


撥款準則


  • 申請者必須正在拓展授權許可託兒人數
  • 申請者必須展示出取得資金才能進行或完成項目
  • 申請者必須展示補助金三年期限內託兒營運的財務及組織可行性(例如授權許可符合規例,業務財政狀況得到妥為管理,設有可行的拓展計劃)
  • 申請者必須證明可在補助金期限內控制指定的託兒所(例如最少尚餘三年的租賃期)
  • 若然補助金用於資助裝修,申請者必須已就擬定項目獲取或申請所有必需的許可。如果申請者租用場所,裝修項目亦必須獲業主批准,才可申請補助金


申請程序


申請者必須填妥申請表,並連同所需附件提交表格(詳情請見申請)。LIIF/CCFF  員工可能按需要索取其他資料。

如果申請資料不全,補助金申請將不獲考慮。如在填寫申請時需要協助,請聯絡 LIIF/CCFF 的項目專員 Phranda Wolfe   (pwolfe@liifund.org)

LIIF/CCFF   接受申請的期限截至 2021 年 5 月 1 日。其後將會評估申請並對之評分。甄選過程中,LIIF/CCFF 亦將預先安排雙方方便的時間,以進行實地視察。有關資助申請接受與否,申請者將獲電郵通知。完成授權項目後,將會跟進視察。

申請評分取決於一系列預先釐定的優先項目及準則 :

  • 服務高需求兒童
  • 服務嬰幼兒及學行幼童
  • 服務具有特殊需要的兒童
  • 服務學齡兒童
  • 服務較多低收入以至中等收入人士及/或加州福利計劃 (CalWORKs) 人士、露宿或邊緣家庭及/或經登記的城市補助兒童
  • 在非傳統時段提供託兒服務
  • 透過營運年數顯示出積極投入
  • 已完成課程及培訓
  • 市場需求分析能力
  • 營運計劃質素
  • 財務可行性


如果獲授補助金


獲授者必須簽署補助金協議,且履行該協議中的所有條款,包括但不限於:

  • 維持符合社區護理授權的託兒牌照
  • 從小型牌照拓展至大型牌照
  • 補助金支出符合補助金申請及補助金協議中的批核預算
  • 提交資金運用報告以說明 60 天內的資金運用方式;且
  • 在補助金的三年期限內,每年 4 月 30 日提交狀態報告
  • LIIF/CCFF   或三藩市可能要求的其他額外一般規定(包括但不限於有關弱勢商家企業、反歧視、最低薪酬及醫療保險的《城市管理法令》(City Administrative Code)   的適用條文)


若然獲授者在補助金的三年期限內違反補助金協議的任何條款,將向 LIIF/CCFF 全額退還補助金。如果只在部分期限內提供服務,則僅須按比例償付補助金。


San Francisco COVID-19 Renovation & Repair Response Grant - Family Child Care

Purpose

As programs begin to reopen and others transition from emergency child care for essential workers to regular operations, all providers must apply new and updated regulations to ensure the safety of children, staff, and families. Part of these regulations include changes made to the physical environment to practice social distancing with young children. LIIF’s Renovation & Repair Grant is available to support COVID related modifications. This funding is provided through the City and County of San Francisco/San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education and is intended to preserve the supply of quality, licensed child care provided by child care centers. Some examples funding can be used for: 

  • Room dividers for classrooms
  • Bathroom modifications including adding partitions or motion-controlled sinks/appliances
  • Permanent or portable sinks/hand-washing stations
  • Portable HEPA or UV light air purifiers
  • HVAC sanitation upgrades including UV light 
  • Fixed equipment for sanitation (dishwashers/washers/dryers)
  • Extra cribs and/or crib dividers
  • Security systems to monitor pick up and drop off
  • Upgrades to outdoor space to encourage outdoor learning
  • Physical upgrades to outdoors: shade, sinks, other improvements to maintain social distancing
  • Other upgrades suggested by Licensing or DPH 

* Reimbursement for related facility changes made since 4/1/20 may be considered

* Requirement of 20% of children served be from low to moderate income households will be waived

Eligibility and Application Process

Applicants MUST be Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) and/or Pre-K for All Qualified and located in San Francisco.

Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with all the required attachments. Low Income Investment Fund/Child Care Facilities Fund (LIIF/CCFF) staff may request additional information as needed. An incomplete application will not be considered for funding and will be returned to the applicant. 

LIIF/CCFF will evaluate each complete application promptly and deliver a funding decision in writing. 

Questions?

If assistance is needed in filling out the application or if you have any questions, please contact Phranda Wolfe at pwolfe@liifund.org  

Subvención para Renovaciones y Reparaciones a instalaciones de Cuidado Infantil Familiar en respuesta al COVID 19

Propósito

A medida que los programas comienzan a reabrirse y otros hacen la transición de cuidado infantil de emergencia para los trabajadores esenciales a operaciones regulares, todos los proveedores deben aplicar reglamentos nuevos y actualizados para garantizar la seguridad de los niños, el personal y las familias. Parte de estos reglamentos incluye cambios en el entorno físico para practicar el distanciamiento social con los niños pequeños. La Subvención para Renovaciones y Reparaciones de LIIF está disponible para apoyar las modificaciones relacionadas con el COVID 19. Este financiamiento se proporciona a través de la Ciudad y el Condado de San Francisco, y la Oficina de Cuidado y Educación Temprana de San Francisco, y tiene por objeto conservar la provisión de cuidado infantil de calidad y con licencia que ofrecen los centros de cuidado infantil. Algunos ejemplos de las cosas en que se puede utilizar el financiamiento: 

  • Divisores para las aulas
  • Modificaciones en los baños, incluyendo la adición de tabiques o lavamanos/aparatos controlados por movimiento.
  • Lavamanos/estaciones de lavado de manos portátiles
  • Purificador de aire portátil HEPA
  • Mejoras para el saneamiento en calefacción, ventilación y aire acondicionado (HVAC) incluyendo luz ultravioleta (UV) 
  • Equipos fijos de saneamiento (lavavajillas/lavadoras/secadoras)
  • Divisores para las cunas
  • Sistemas de seguridad
  • Otras mejoras sugeridas por la Oficina de Licencias o el Departamento de Salud Pública (DPH) 

* Se podría considerar el reembolso por cambios relacionados en instalaciones realizados desde el 1 de abril de 2020.

* No se aplicará el requisito de que el 20% de los niños que reciben servicios sean de hogares con ingresos bajos o moderados.

Elegibilidad y proceso de solicitud

Los solicitantes DEBEN reunir los requisitos de la Beca de Educación Temprano (Early Learning Scholarship - ELS) y/o Pre-K para Todos (Pre-K for All).

Los solicitantes deben llenar un formulario de solicitud y presentarlo junto con todos los anexos requeridos. El personal de Low Income Investment Fund/Child Care Facilities Fund (LIIF/CCFF) podría solicitar información adicional según sea necesario. Una solicitud incompleta no será considerada para recibir financiamiento y será devuelta al solicitante. 

LIIF/CCFF evaluará con prontitud cada solicitud completa y entregará la decisión de financiamiento por escrito. 

¿Preguntas?

Si necesita ayuda para llenar la solicitud o si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con Phranda Wolfe en pwolfe@liifund.org. 

 家庭托兒裝修和維修COVID對策補助金

目標

隨著很多托兒服務中心開始重新開放,而其他中心則正從只為必需工作人員提供託兒服務過渡為正常運作, 所有託兒服務機構都必須實行新措施,以保證兒童、員工和家人的安全。 這些措施包括改良機構的環境,以與兒童保持社交距離。 LIIF (低收入投資基金)特設裝修和維修補助金用以支持有關的改動。 這個補助金是由三藩市市縣政府/三藩市早期護理和教育辦公室提供的,其目的是為確保高品質、有牌照的託兒中心的材料供應。 例如,這個補助金可以用於:

* 教室分隔

* 廁所修改,包括加設隔離牆、動感感應洗滌池/器具

* 手提洗手台

* 手提HEPA (高效率空氣微粒子過濾) 空氣凈化器

* HVAC(暖氣、通風、空氣調節)衛生升級,包括紫外光

* 固定衛生設備 (洗碗機、洗衣機、干衣機)

* 婴兒床分隔

* 警报系统

* Licensing (授權許可部) 或者公共衛生部門提議的升級

** 可以考慮報銷的項目: 2020年4月1後用於更改託兒中心的材料,修理符合健康,安全設備

** 可以免去所服務兒童至少要有20%來自低、中收入家庭的要求

資格要求與申請程式

申請人必須符合早期幼兒教育獎學金 (Early Learning Scholarship - ELS)和普及學前計劃( Preschool for All) 的資格要求。 

申請人必須填寫一份申請表,並與所需的附件一併提交。 三藩市托兒設施基金

低收入投資基金計劃(LIIF/CCFF) 員工如有需要可以索取更多資訊。 資料不齊的申請表將不予考慮LIIF/CCFF將會儘快衡量每一份完整的申請,和以書面形式作出有關補助金的決定。 

問題?

如需協助填申請表,請聯絡LIIF/CCFF計劃主任Phranda Wolfe: pwolfe@liifund.org

Low Income Investment Fund