The Department of Human Services is excited to announce the availability of the Investing in Iowa’s Child Care (IICC) funding program
This is a funding program intended to increase the availability of child care throughout the State. The program is administered by Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) with funds from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. Funding is available for programs that are licensed or registered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) or are seeking to be licensed or registered by DHS.
- Start-up funding: funding for applicants that are in the process of becoming licensed or registered by DHS.
- Expansion funding: funding for child care facilities that are already licensed or registered but want to expand the number of children they are able to care for.
- Urgent Regulatory funding: funding for child care facilities that are already licensed or registered and have an urgent need related to regulations.
To find out more information, please read the documents and forms for this funding. These can be found here: