Childcare BC Maintenance Fund: Maintain, Repair or Relocate Your Facility

The Childcare BC Maintenance Fund (formerly Minor Capital Funding) offers support to licensed child care providers to ensure existing spaces can be properly maintained and continue operating.

While the ministry significantly increased the budget for the new Childcare BC Maintenance Fund in 2018/19, the fund is now fully subscribed and applications received after September 12, 2018 will not be processed.

Applications for emergency funding will continue to be considered for sudden and unexpected circumstances that pose a danger to the health and safety of children being cared for and/or would cause the closure of a program.

Please refer to the Childcare BC Maintenance Fund Guidelines for complete details before applying for emergency funding. New applications for the Childcare BC Maintenance Fund can be submitted as of April 1, 2019.

Repairs or Replacement

Eligible licensed child care providers can apply for funding to help address emergencies, or to repair or replace items related to maintaining their facility.

Currently, the program is only accepting applications seeking funding due to emergency circumstances. The program will re-open for all applications on April 1, 2019. 

Non-profit licensed group child care providers are eligible for up to a maximum of $10,000 per fiscal year (per physical address, not per licence).

This includes: non-profit societies, local governments, boards of education, public institutions like schools or churches, band/tribal councils and First Nations governments.

Private licensed group child care providers are eligible for up to a maximum of $5,000 per fiscal year (per physical address, not per licence).

This includes: partnerships, sole proprietors, corporate or limited companies.

Licensed personal residence child care providers are eligible for up to a maximum of $2,000 per fiscal year (per physical address, not per licence).

This includes: licensed family child care, in-home multi-age child care and multi-age child care (must be licensed as a family and not as a group provider) operating out of a personal residence.

 

Relocation 

Licensed group child care facilities can apply for up to $25,000 per physical address to help cover the cost of relocation and be able to quickly resume service as a licensed child care provider.

Currently, the program is only accepting relocation applications related to emergency circumstances. The program will re-open for all applications on April 1, 2019. 

The following providers can apply:

  • Private licensed group, preschool, and school-age providers (including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited and corporate companies)
  • Non-profit licensed group, preschool and school-age providers (including local governments, boards of education, public institutions, band/tribal councils and First Nations governments)

Licensed group child care facilities that provide care to children under 36 months and/or 30 months to School Age must be enrolled in the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative to be eligible.

Relocation funding is not available to personal residence child care providers.

Apply

Currently, the program is only accepting relocation applications related to emergency circumstances. The program will re-open for all applications on April 1, 2019. 

Use the following process to apply for funding.

Step 1: Review the funding guidelines (PDF).

Step 2: Complete the Childcare BC Maintenance Fund Application (PDF).

Step 3: Prepare the required documentation.

  • Two separate written estimates (or quotes) from different companies for each funding request
  • Rationale for the request – the program is currently only accepting applications related to emergency circumstances
  • A copy of your current valid Community Care Facility Licence
  • Note: An inspection or incident report is not required
  • One written quote for requested relocation items and/or two quotes for relocation labour costs
  • Rationale for the request – the program is currently only accepting applications related to emergency circumstances
  • A copy of your current valid Community Care Facility Licence
  • Note: An inspection or incident report is not required

 

Step 4: Email the application and supporting documents to the Childcare BC Maintenance Fund program: mcf.cccf@gov.bc.ca.

Step 5: After receiving funding, submit a Childcare BC Maintenance Fund Financial Reconciliation Report Form (PDF) by the necessary deadline:

  • For repair, maintenance or replacement: Within 60 days of receiving your funding
  • For relocation: Within six months of your relocation, or immediately upon receipt of your facility licence whichever comes first

Complete the form by listing all of your eligible expenses, up to the dollar value of the grant. Include all of your invoices and proof of payment for eligible expenses. If you're relocating, you will also need to provide a copy of the new Community Care and Assisted Living Act Facility Licence issued for the relocated site.

Get more details about the application process: