Satellite Child Care Start-Up Grant

Application Form

Program Description

The purpose of the Satellite Child Care Start-Up Grant (SCSG) is to support licensed child care centres in moving existing spaces to smaller, satellite sites located in homes and/or community settings. These child care programs will be retained under the same licence as the existing child care centre, which will assume responsibility for the oversight of the satellite programs.

The satellite grant funding stream will help to address various issues related to COVID-19 efforts, including: physical distancing requirements, public health requirements (as some existing facilities may be struggling to reach full capacity under the current public health restrictions) and to meet families’ preferences for smaller settings.

SCSG funding may be used to help offset the wages of staff directly involved in the operation and/or administration of child care services, to purchase equipment required for those services, or to support renovations required to ensure dedicated spaces meet regulatory and/or licensing requirements. Marketing and promotional activities are not eligible.

The amount of grant funding received depends on the business plan submitted with a SCSG application. Eligible applicants developing new child care services to enable the move of existing child care spaces (maximizing availability of spaces) will receive a one-time grant of $6,250 per full-time child care space as per their business plan to a maximum of $100K per satellite site, subject to the availability of government funding. Priority may be given to child care centres who cannot reach full capacity at their existing location due to public health restrictions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must operate an existing licensed child care centre
  • Marketing and promotional activities are not eligible
  • A successful business plan that will provide new child care services out of a community-based satellite child care site and/or home-based satellite child care site

Applicant Information

Business Plan

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Service Delivery

This application is to support the operation of child care services that will meet all of the requirements laid out in Manitoba Regulation 62/86 for a

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Declaration and Consent

I declare that the information given on this application and any documents attached is correct and complete and fully discloses the project activities. I understand that:

  • I must immediately notify Manitoba Families in writing of any changes to the information in this application including updating funding sources, as appropriate by emailing to advise of any changes; and
  • Information that is false or misleading in this application may result in disqualification and/or may lead to Manitoba Families reclaiming these funds.

Consent to Indirect Collection and Disclosure of Personal Information

I understand that Manitoba Families may need to obtain additional information about my organization, including financial circumstances, income, assets, resources and credit history for the following purposes:

  • to determine and verify eligibility for financial support;
  • for research, planning and reporting purposes; and
  • to administer and evaluate SCSG initiatives.

I also consent to Manitoba Families providing information from this application to other government departments and agencies as may be necessary for SCSG program administration, evaluation and verification purposes.

I give my consent for Manitoba Families to provide Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce with my name, phone number, address, email address, and community of residence for the purposes of providing the grant recipient with business mentoring information, tools, support and updates, and to issue the grant funding.