Every program that actively participates in technical consultation and creates a Quality Improvement Plan based on a self-assessment can apply to receive a YoungStar micro-grant. Providers can access micro-grant application forms by contacting their Technical Consultant. Completed micro-grant documents should be submitted to a child care program’s local YoungStar Office
or to their Technical Consultant, who will then submit the documents to the Micro-Grant Program through the YoungStar Case Management System (CMS). Micro-grant requests are processed in the order received. The micro-grant staff will notify the program when documents have been received and proceed with processing the grant request. A program may receive one micro-grant per service year, as funding allows, if the program continues to meet all YoungStar and micro-grant guidelines and expectations as outlined by the policies of the Department of Children and Families and the Micro-Grant Program at SFTA. Any questions may be submitted to the Micro-Grant Program directly, using the appropriate contact person in the map provided above, or through a program’s Technical Consultant.