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American Rescue Plan Act Build a Work Class Workforce Grant

Early Learning Educators Bonus and Grant Program

The Division of Early Learning is investing its American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) dollars in the Build a World Class Workforce Grants. Funds are being positioned through multiple stipend and grant opportunities to recruit and elevate a world class early learning workforce.

All bonuses and grant opportunities will be listed on this page as they become available, along with the trainings and webinars corresponding to those opportunities.


ARPA Workforce Trainings & Workshops

Information Sessions

Register for the sessions listed below:

Dates Time Meeting Information
Thursday, January 19, 2023 (Session in English) 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Jueves, Enero 19, 2023 (Sesión en español) 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Lunes, Enero 23, 2023 (Sesión en español) 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Monday, January 23, 2023 (Session in English) 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Videos of Trainings & Workshops

Click on the images to view the videos on our YouTube Channel.

Grants Currently Available

Only staff hired on or after July 1, 2022, will be eligible for these two bonuses.

  • Recruitment Bonus: Early Learning Educators may apply for a $500 recruitment bonus upon completion of background screening and at least 120 hours of employment.
  • Health and Safety Bonus: Early Learning Educators may apply for a $700 bonus upon completion of one of the required health & safety training from the Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Questions or comments

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