July 15, 2021

Mini-Grants Available for Child Care Providers

The Pennsylvania Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (PA NAPSACC) program is offering $500 mini-grants to child care providers in Pennsylvania for projects focused on children’s health.


PA NAPSACC, a continuous quality improvement process focused on obesity prevention practices and policies within early care and education settings, is offering $500 mini-grants to child care providers in Pennsylvania to support projects focused on childhood health. Participating programs will:

    • utilize an online tool called GO NAPSACC to complete self-assessments, action plan, implement actions, develop policies, and reflect;
    • receive guidance from a Child Care Health Consultant who will review the program’s current practices and policies, assist with developing sustainable policies, and offer guidance for continuous quality improvement;
    • participate in online TA networks focused on policy development; and
    • have access to individualized technical assistance to increase knowledge and improve the quality of practice and policies.

Apply for a Mini-Grant

To apply, complete the online application by September 3, 2021. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by September 21, 2021. For more information, view this document.



    • September 3 – Applications are due.
    • September 21 – Notification of acceptance.
    • Week of October 4 – Orientation and Kick Off.
    • 8 months to implement your project.
    • June 2020 – Reflections & Wrap Up.

How does this apply to performance standards?

For STAR 3 and STAR 4 programs (and STAR 2 programs moving to STAR 3), participation in all parts of this program satisfies the performance standards and/or bonus point requirements related to:

    • utilizing a health care consultant to establish and maintain health policies above those required by certification, and
    • participating in an organized effort to promote nutritional health for children.

More Information

For questions, contact Lori McMonigal, Coordinator for Special Projects – Tuscarora Intermediate Unit, at 717.248.4942 x 112 or For more news, visit our News page.

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