Childcare Renewal Program





Programs are available for annually for all new and existing licensed providers with a physical address in the 58801 zip code. The goal of this program is to encourage providers to remain licensed, and those providers who are not licensed to do so.

Existing Providers:

Upon annual renewal of ND Child Care License, existing providers are each eligible for up to $1,000.00 in annual assistance. Licensed providers can apply for this grant anytime during the 12-month licensed period, and the annually. Providers licensed must be current with no outstanding contingencies.

Amount of grant assistance is based off a scoring model that includes: A base allocation of $350.00 to offset annual licensing costs, a 1:1 match not to exceed $200.00 for replacement of equipment and curriculum materials. (Receipts required), up to $250.00 towards priority given to infant care. (0-18 months), up to $200.00 awarded to licensed providers for years of service.

STAR FUND will allocate up to $25,000.00 per year towards this program with priority given to existing licensed providers.


  1. Current licensed providers with no outstanding contingencies.

  2. New and existing providers who receive startup assistance through the Flex or Mini Match program are ineligible for the annual assistance grant for two years of licensed operation.


  • Program renews annually


Posted on

July 14, 2022