About Us

The mission of the City of Philadelphia: Child Care Facility Fund (CCFF) is to provide support to high quality early childhood education providers located in Philadelphia for the maintenance and improvement of their facilities to maintain a high level STAR rating.

The City of Philadelphia: Child Care Facility Fund provides facility improvement support to STAR 3 and 4 Commercial Center and Group Facilities; and STAR 3 and 4 Residential Family and Group Facilities that are located in Philadelphia.

Providers may apply for a grant for facility improvements that fit in the category of minor to mid-level renovations and/or the purchase and installation of large appliances. The funding limits for the Fund are as follows:

  • $25,000 for Commercial Center and Group Facilities
  • $12,500 for Residential Family and Group Facilities

The Fund is made possible by the City of Philadelphia in alignment with the Citywide Early Learning Plan, 'A Running Start Philadelphia', and is being managed by Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) and the Office of Children and Families (OCF).


Applicants must fall into one of the following categories to be eligible to receive an award through to the Fund:

  • STAR 3 and 4 Commercial Center and Group Facilities
  • STAR 3 and 4 Residential Family and Group Facilities

Possible Consideration will be given to:

  • Star 2 Commercial and Residential Center , Group and Family Facilities that meet the following criteria:
    • - will be moving to a STAR 3 in 12 months or less
    • - currently receiving TA through the Philadelphia Regional Key or participation in EQUIP
    • - have at least 65% of enrolled children that receive a subsidiary
    • - demonstration of the intent to apply as a PHL PreK FY21 provider
    • - located in a high need area as defined by CCFF to have a shortage of high quality and services a high poverty population.


Application Resources       


Application Forms

Preparing for the Application

Child Care Facility Fund Overview - FY20

ECE Facility Fund Application (PDF, Word)


Additional Resources

CCFF Frequently Asked Questions

CCFF Eligibility Assessment Survey

CCFF Examples of Commonly Requested Facility Improvements

Sample Attestation Letter Template

Sample Budget Templates

Project Budget Template FY19 PDF Excel Version

For-Profit Commercial Child Care Template

Non-Profit Commercial Child Care Template

Residential Child Care Budget Template



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Important Dates

Kickoff Meeting & Informational: Kickoff Meeting & Informational: The April 2020 meeting(s) have been postponed. Please continue to check the CCFF website for updates regarding a rescheduled meeting and registration information.