Pre-applications now being accepted for Child Care Expansion Grant funds

State looking to increase child care slots to serve more Nevada families

CARSON CITY, NV – May 12, 2022

Pre-applications are now being accepted from Nevada’s licensed child care providers looking to expand or construct new child care facilities in the state.

Following the Interim Finance Committee (IFC) approval last week to support expansion of Nevada child care centers, licensed Nevada facilities and other select contracted child care providers are being invited to apply for funds to renovate or build child care centers.

The $30 million approved by IFC is one part of Governor Steve Sisolak’s $160 million child care plan, which will also address affordability for families and workforce needs in the child care sector.

“Availability and affordability of child care is a critical need for Nevada families and remains one of my top priorities,” said Governor Sisolak. “I look forward to providers taking advantage of these grant dollars for immediate upgrades or expansion to facilities, so more families have access to child care.”

“Our goal is to help Nevada’s child care providers expand their businesses and offer more child care slots for families,” said Karissa Loper Machado, Agency Manager for the Child Care and Development Program. “Safe, affordable, and accessible child care is vital for families and increasing facility capacity will support more Nevada families.”

Through the Child Care Expansion Grant program, licensed providers can apply until June 9, 2022 for funds for new construction of a child care facility or renovations of an existing facility. Pre-applications will be evaluated for fiscal viability, financial risk assessment, community need and priority will be given to facilities being built or expanded in a “child care desert.”

Information on the grant can be found at



Meghin Delaney
Communications Director