How to apply...
Applications will be submitted to Child Care Bureau or its designee as described in the Federal Register Announcement. Applications will be reviewed for conformance by Federal staff. Those applications that are in compliance with the Act and the requirements outlined in the announcement will undergo a competitive review.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Each of the applications will undergo an eligibility and conformance review by Federal staff at the Child Care Bureau. Applications that pass the eligibility and conformance review will be assigned to members of a review panel to review them based on the evaluation criteria listed in the application guidance. The Child Care Bureau will conduct an administrative review of the applications and the results of the competitive review panels and make recommendations for funding to the Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. The Commissioner will make the final selection of the applications to be funded.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.