Funding Opportunities

Child care is a mission.

But it’s also a profession and a business. Learn more about these funding opportunities from the Division of Early Childhood.

If you’re a provider, you can use this part of the site to learn how MSDE can help you pay for things like accreditation fees, improvements you might make to your program and the adoption of  new curricula. If you’re a family member, you can learn about the child care scholarship program that helps eligible families to pay for child care.

All of these programs are essential because they help make quality child care a reality for all of Maryland’s children and families.


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency and until further notice, MSDE will ONLY be accepting grant proposals submitted electronically. Proposals should be submitted as a Word document file. Electronic signatures are allowable.​

Requests for Proposals

 Notice of Funding Availability 2022 MCCRCN 

Who is eligible to apply?

FY 2022 State Coordinating Entity (SCE) Services for the Maryland Child Care Resource Center Network (MCCRCN):  A not for profit community-based agency/organization which has the capacity to provide a child care information and referral system as well as professional development, technical assistance and training services. 

Emergency Preparedness Training and Support for Registered and Licensed Child Care Providers: Public agencies and non-profit agencies licensed to do business within the State of Maryland with at least 3 years of experience in providing training and support services in the emergency management field.

The deadline for Requests for Proposal for the:

  • FY 2022 State Coordinating Entity (SCE) Services for the Maryland Child Care Resource Center Network (MCCRCN) is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 5th.  
  • Emergency Preparedness Training and Support for Registered and Licensed Child Care Providers is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency and until further notice, MSDE will ONLY be accepting grant proposals submitted electronically. Proposals should be submitted as a Word document file. Electronic signatures are allowable.


Accreditation Support Fund

Child Care Quality Incentive Grant Program

Family Child Care Provider Grant Program

Child Care Scholarship

Prekindergarten Expansion Grant