Rural communities are invited to submit an application for the summer 2019 round. Applications will be accepted until August 21, 2019 by 5pm. While many communities have child care shortages, only some are ready to roll up their sleeves and embark on the journey to address this critical community issue. Through this competitive process, First Children’s Finance will select communities who demonstrate commitment to the community engagement process over an 18-24 month period.

All applications are due by 5:00PM on August 21, 2019.

Communities selected to participate will be notified by September 13, 2019.

If you have additional questions during the application process, please e-mail 

Online application is available on the desktop version of our website.

You can also request an application by filling out the form below.

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A program of First Children's Finance sponsored by Minnesota Department of Human Services