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Child Care Desert grants are available now!

 New programs (not yet operating) must have begun the licensure process with OKDHS at the time of application. This includes being issued a license number (K8#) and the completion of an application visit. To begin the application process, visit the Child Care Licensing page and select the "Are you interested in providing Child Care." option.


ARPA allocates $39 billion in child care relief funding for states.

As part of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion emergency relief bill, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), states are receiving $39 billion for child care relief, and Oklahoma has received $360 million in funding to allocate as grants to licensed child care programs.


Apply today through OKDHS to receive funding as soon as possible.

The application process is straightforward and designed to deliver grant funds directly to Oklahoma child care programs. 

Step 1: Submit an OK Child Care Application

Step 2: OKDHS reviews the application

Step 3: OKDHS approves the application

Step 4: Child care program is notified of approval via email

Step 5: Payment will be delivered after the application period ends and your application has been approved. You may view payment status by logging in.


Ready to apply?

Fill out the application!

Questions about Oklahoma Child Care Grants? We’re here to help.

The application process is straightforward and designed to deliver grant funds directly to Oklahoma Child Care. 

Email: childcaregrantshelp@okdhs.org

Last Modified on Sep 15, 2022
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