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Partner Up!

Supporting partnerships¬†between businesses & regulated child care providers.¬†



The Partner Up! grant program will provide funding to support partnerships between businesses who purchase slots at existing regulated child care providers. The various Partner Up! cohorts have been funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act (CRRSA), the Preschool Development Grant (PDG), and Quality Jobs, Equity, Strategy and Training (QUEST).The funding from this program can be used to increase staff compensation, reserve child care slots for local business employees, improve the quality of a child care program, and more.

Who Should Apply:

  • Businesses with two or more employees

  • Regulated child care providers who want to help sponsor the cost of their employees’ child care

Note: Governmental entities are not eligible for Partner Up! grants.

The competitive application period for Cohort 3 of the Partner Up! have been awarded. 

For more information, visit the Partner Up! website


Contact CCP staff for more information:

Seth Abrahamson
Business Child Care Advocate
715-492-6622 or 715-831-1700

Becca Elbert
Assistant Director

Partner Up! is a grant program from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families’ Project Growth, Supporting Families Together Association, and Wisconsin’s nine CCR&Rs.