The Vermont Community Loan Fund is now accepting applications for Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures (BBSFBF) 2018 grants. The fund was created in 2002 by the Vermont legislature to increase the quantity and quality of child care and early education programs in Vermont.
Administered by the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF), the BBSFBF program is funded with revenue generated from the sale of specialty child care license plates, contributions from the general public and monies provided by the State of Vermont Child Development Division.
The BBSFBF Fund links Vermont families to services, resources and information, with an emphasis on providing access to high quality early childhood programs.
BBSFBF grants can be used for assistance in starting, relocating, expanding, or improving a Vermont child care program’s physical facility and/or accessibility. Grants also may be used for real estate purchase, facility construction and renovation, as well as pre-development costs, interest rate subsidies and costs in meeting child care licensing facility requirements.
Applications must be received by VCLF no later than 3:00pm on Friday, March 30, 2018.
Click on the links below for a detailed BBSFBF program overview and application form.