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Chickasaw Nation Child Care Stabilization Grants

Grant funding is available to eligible child care providers within the Chickasaw Nation.

The grants help offset unexpected business costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and assist in stabilizing operations so services may continue. These grants cover a range of expenses including:

These grants cover a range of expenses including:

  • Employee wage incentives
  • Child care provider training
  • Operational costs
  • Early intervention services
  • Incentives for the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), or Reaching for the Stars
  • Outside classroom materials


Providers must:

  • Be open and available to provide child care services within the Chickasaw Nation OR
  • Have a valid contract with Chickasaw Nation Child Care Assistance as of Jan. 1, 2023
  • Provide center-based child care, group home child care, family child care or other child care services for compensation that:
    • Are licensed, regulated or registered under tribal or state law; and,
    • Satisfy the tribal, state and local requirements, including health and safety requirements outlined in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act.


The following is a basic list of documents you may need to provide when applying. Applicants may be asked to complete additional forms or provide additional documentation to demonstrate their eligibility. To keep your information safe, the application will timeout after 60 minutes. Please ensure you have all required documentation available to complete the screening and application within the allotted time.

  • Copy of Department of Human Services license and/or tribal child care assistance agreement
  • W-9
  • Operational costs:
    • Utility bills, electric, gas, water, sewage
  • Mortgage statement/lease agreement
  • Financial reports
    • Payroll
    • Check stubs
    • Bank statements
    • Other examples: Quicken, QuickBooks, etc.
  • Copy of Star Level of facility
  • Justification for health and safety needs:
    • Description of need
    • Itemized lists of requested items to purchase with cost estimate
    • Example classroom items with cost and where estimate was obtained (Walmart, Lakeshore, Staples, Kaplan Inc., etc.)

If providers need assistance filling out the application, they may reach out to Chickasaw Nation Child Care. A team member will be able to assist with questions regarding the grants and application process.

Online Application

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

(580) 421-7711