An Overview of Available Funding Opportunities
Several of Achieve’s partners provide scholarships and grants to fund professional development opportunities for the ECE workforce. Several of these programs are listed below with links to requirements and additional program information.
Learn More About SCHOLARSHIPS and GRANTS
Building off the Child Care Stabilization Grant Program, this program will issue monthly payments to eligible child care providers to fund increases in compensation and benefits for early educators.
Child Care Services Grants provide funds to help cover the cost of supplies, equipment, technology, and training. Grant funds are offered annually and are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified child care programs.
R.E.E.T.A.I.N. Bonuses reward child care professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to the field by continuing their education and professional development. R.E.E.T.A.I.N. Bonuses can be used for program supplies, training, and personal expenses.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Minnesota is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age providers increase their levels of education, compensation, and commitment to the field by earning college credits and degrees. There are two types of scholarships, Early Childhood or School-Age Care Provider Scholarship and Early Childhood Trainer Scholarship.
Foreign Credential Evaluation Scholarships help early childhood professionals who have completed their high school and/or higher education coursework outside of the United States pay for the evaluation process, so they can have their education and professionalism recognized.
Paying for college can be expensive. Here is brief list of some Minnesota specific scholarships available.