Through generous funding from the MN Department of Human Services, First Children’s Finance is pleased to offer the Rural Child Care Innovation Program. The RCCIP is an innovative community engagement process designed to address the challenges of child care in rural America. We know that child care is an economic driver for rural communities across the United States and many communities are facing shortages of high-quality child care. 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.
Applicants can include a single city, a cluster of small towns, a school district, or a single county. The Twin Cities metro area, Fargo-Moorhead metro area, Duluth, Rochester, and St. Cloud metro area are excluded as applicants. Preference is given to truly rural communities.
Round 1: RCCIP Applications are due August 7, 2023, by 5:00 pm.
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To learn more about the RCCIP process attend our webinar:
July 24, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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