For providers remaining open: Orders may experience delays. Thank you for your patience. We are processing materials orders received 10/13/20.
Orders are on hold for programs temporarily closed due to Covid-19.
(*Please note that this date range will be updated weekly on Fridays).
Micro-Grant Information for YoungStar Technical Consultants (TCs)
If you are a YoungStar TC looking for updates on micro-grant expiration dates for programs, internal Micro-Grant program news, and more, please click here to visit the Micro-Grant TC Updates page (password protected). If you are a YoungStar TC and you have misplaced or forgotten the password to access this page please contact email@example.com.
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YoungStar Micro-Grant Program Overview
Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA) currently administers the YoungStar Micro-Grant Program through our amazing micro-grant staff:
Accounts Payable Specialist
|Providers in any region whose preferred language is Spanish may contact Gloria with questions/concerns regarding general information, orders, timelines or changes to a Purchase Plan.
|Providers in the Milwaukee and southeastern region may contact Debi with questions/concerns regarding general information, orders, timelines or changes to a Purchase Plan.
|Providers statewide may contact Sherri with questions about policies and administration of the YoungStar Micro-Grant Program.
If you are a child care provider, please click on the map image below for a full printable PDF of regional Micro-Grant Program contacts and their roles so that you can speak to your regional contact and have your questions answered as efficiently as possible:
This program grants funding to support the Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs) developed by child care providers in collaboration with their Technical Consultants. Specifically, micro-grants are used by child care programs to implement their QIP as part of the YoungStar technical assistance process. Programs that have actively participated in technical assistance are eligible for a micro-grant. Accredited programs have several options for technical assistance and should contact their Local YoungStar Office. The amount of a micro-grant is determined by the type of program participating:
- $1000 for a Licensed Group Child Care Program or School-Age Program
- $500 for a Licensed Family Child Care Program
- $250 for a Certified Family Child Care Program
- $200 for a Short-Term Operational Program
The Micro-Grant Program staff have worked to sustain and expand available vendors for providers to order micro-grant materials from at a discounted price. The following vendors offer providers a discount on what they order through SFTA’s Micro-Grant Purchasing Specialists:
- Discount School Supply
- Lakeshore Learning
- School Specialty
- Redleaf Press
- S&S Worldwide
- Constructive Playthings
The Vendor Discount Structure sheet, contains further details regarding the above vendors and the discounts they offer, as well as exceptions for requesting items that are not from one of these vendors.