NEW! State Early Learning Scholarship
New applications for Early Learning Scholarships are now available for eligible families. We encourage all eligible families to participate.
Each of the applications posted are the most current and may be used to apply for a scholarship. Families that applied in the past but were not awarded must apply again for this new season of scholarship funding. Awarded children do not need to apply again.
Please mail or drop off completed applications to: Child Care Aware MN NW– 1424 Central Ave NE- East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Eligibility requirements for applicants as of June 2016
- Resident of Minnesota
- Have at least one child that is 3 or 4 as of Sept 1, 2016, (younger siblings are also considered when they attend the same program as the 3 or 4 year old)
- OR a younger child with a parent under 21 and seeking a GED or high school diploma
- Have an annual gross income no more than 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
185% of FPG
Parents with new and renewing scholarships beginning enrollment on or after July 1st must select a program with a 3 or 4 star rating through Parent Aware. Scholarships in use before July 1st are not affected until reaching the dollar limit or until reaching the scholarship end date when attending a program with a Parent Aware rating less than 3 stars.
Ways you can help
If a family has questions about the new scholarship season or how to complete the application, please contact Katie at 800-543-7382 or firstname.lastname@example.org