Grants for Registered Family, Friend, & Neighbor (FFN) Child Care Programs (Stabilization)

 Child Care Stabilization Funding Opportunity for Family Friend and Neighbor (FFN) child care providers has closed.

Eligible Family Friend and Neighbor providers will receive up to $8,400 per child.

 The Child Care Stabilization Grant Application for FFNs closed on Friday, August 12, 2022. Applicants must be in good standing with Montana Child Care Licensing by Thursday, September 1, 2022, to be eligible to receive funding.

Use of Funds

Funds can be used for:

  • Time spent caring for children; buying and preparing food or activities; and cleaning for the children
  • Rent or mortgage
  • Utilities such as electricity, gas, and water bills


Eligible FFN Providers must be:

  • Providing care on the date of application or temporarily closed due to public health, financial hardship, or other reasons relating to the COVID-19 public health emergency and
  • Registered and in good standing with Montana Child Care Licensing.

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply for the funding:

  • When your child care licensor comes to your program for a site visit, she will be bringing an application packet with a paper application, FAQ, W-9 form, and a postage paid return envelope.
  • You can complete the application online.  

See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the FFN Stabilization Grants for more information.

Quarterly Report

The FFN Child Care Stabilization Grant Quarterly Report is due on Monday, October 31, 2022, for contracts with a start date of January 1, April 1, or July 1, 2022. The reporting period is July 1 through September 30, 2022.

Please watch the following video for detailed instructions on completing the quarterly report.  

Need More Information?

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