OCCFR Mini Grants

The Office of Child Care and Family Resource grants are open to Campus & Network Center early childhood professionals and can be used for New Initiative projects (classroom equipment/resources and curriculum enhancement) or Professional Development training (attending conferences, workshops, or other professional training).

To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. All requests must be submitted no later than March 1st to ensure reimbursement by the end of the fiscal year.

Please review the Guidelines then complete the application below and submit to Cigdem Unal at and Lucy Eidson at

Apply for OCCFR Mini Grant



Guidelines for Campus Centers
Guidelines for Network Centers

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"I am so thankful to the Office of Child Care and Family Resources helping me attend the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference. A grant from the Lynn E. Edlefson fund also helped to pay for registration fees. Not only did I gain a wealth of knowledge, but I feel more respected in my position after networking with professionals that have the same interest as me. These are the types of events that continue to reignite my passion for early childhood education, advocacy and supervising the next generation of professionals.”


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