Child Care

Out-of-School Time Care

Grant Information

At this time, start-up grants are no longer available from the Division of Child Care Services.

Annual operational grants are currently made available via a competitive application process from the 21st Century Community Learning Center program through the Department of Education.

Miscellaneous grant opportunities from local, state, and national sources can also be used to help support your program and are available at various times throughout the year on a competitive basis. Afterschool program directors may request to be added to the OST Director's E-List for ongoing grant and resource updates by contacting our office at 1-800-227-3020 or CCS@state.sd.us.

Schools or community based organizations wishing to start a new OST program may receive technical assistance from the Division of Child Care Services and its partner agencies:

  • For assistance in the community development and planning process, contact your area licensing worker.
  • For technical assistance or clarification of the grant, contact Rosemary Hayward at 1-800-227-3020 ext. 6432. The regional OST Support Specialist can later assist you with programming and training ideas.