Child Care Facility Improvement Grant

The Child Care Facility Improvement Grant for Workforce Development utilizes the Economic Development Sales Tax fund to support child care businesses in the City of West Fargo. This program will help child care providers increase capacity, meet requirements to remain operational, and provide opportunities for new child care businesses to open. The overall goal of this program is to help meet the workforce needs of businesses in West Fargo by improving the capacity of child care in our city to ensure no resident needs to leave the workforce because care in not available. 

The Child Care Facility Improvement Grant Program will support specific safety, licensure, and best practice standards to support new, expanding, and existing child care centers and in-home programs. 

For more information contact Economic Development Manager Casey Sanders-Berglund via email or call 701-515-5343.

The following documents must be reviewed before application is completed: 

Program Overview 
Eligible Items Worksheet


Child Care Facility Improvement Grant Application

  1. I have read and understand the Grant Application Guidelines.*
  2. I have read and completed the Eligible Item Worksheet*
  3. Is the business licensed in the State of North Dakota?*
  4. Will grant funds be used for an EXISITING or NEW operation?*
  5. Is the business operating an in-home child care or a child care center?*
  6. Does this business OWN or LEASE the space they are currently operating?*
  7. Is business current on payment of West Fargo taxes and special assessments?*
  8. Is business located in the City of West Fargo?*
  9. Is business owned by a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident?*
  10. Any improvements completed with grant funds must comply with City of West Fargo zoning and building codes.*
  11. Provider TypePotential CapacityMaximum Award Amount

    In-Home Child Care

    7 Children


    Group Home Child Care

    20+ Children


    School Age Center

    20 + Children


    Early Learning Centers

    20+ Children


  12. Child care centers only

  13. Provide a brief narrative of how this grant will impact your business, and how your use of funds will meet the grant program goals.

    You may upload this summary as a Word Document or PDF in the space below. If so, please enter "Document Provided" in the Request Summary space.

  14. May include:
    -Contractors Estimate
    -Budget Plans
    -Itemized Contract for Service
    -Business Plans

    Each project is different. Please contact West Fargo Economic Development to determine which documents you may need.

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