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Early Learning Support Grant (ELSG)


The Early Learning Support Grant (ELSG) offers resources to Child Development Homes by giving access to flexible grant funding to support the care of children throughout Washington, D.C.

ELSG 2023 Spring-Summer Grant

Bainum Family Foundation and Reinvestment Fund are working to make grant opportunities available to licensed Child Development Homes (CDHs) throughout Washington, D.C. These $5,000 grants are flexible, one-time opportunities for providers to access funding for small-scale facility improvements and refreshes. Facility refreshes should enhance the learning environment and/or the working conditions for students, employees, and the providers.

We currently have funding for every CDH to receive grant funding, so please share this opportunity with colleagues.

The 2023 application is now open! Apply now.

Applications will close on August 31, 2023. Interested applicants should review the eligibility, FAQs, and complete the application.


  • Applicant must operate a licensed Child Development Home in Washington, D.C.

Needed Application Materials:

  • Proof of childcare license
  • Tax ID Number or EIN
  • Completed W9-Tax Form

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). In addition, we compiled some examples of allowable expenses. Note that this list is not exhaustive. If you have other ideas or additional needs, do not hesitate to reach out.

Questions? Contact us.

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Jacob Kurtz
Program Analyst