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Quality Initiatives Awards

Sharing from Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network ~

Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) is partnering with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services (DHHS OCFS) to offer Quality Improvement Awards (QIA) and Quality Improvement Mini-Grants (QIMG) to early childhood and out-of-school time programs in Maine. The funding period is July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021; awards are first-come, first-served until funds are expended.

Quality Improvement Mini-Grants must be spent on purchases aligned with the appropriate accreditation standard and must be approved by an MRTQ PDN Accreditation Facilitator.

Quality Improvement Awards: This funding is for programs moving from Step 1 to Step 2 and/or Step 2 to Step 3 with Quality for ME.

  • Programs moving from Step 1 to Step 2 are eligible for a one-time award of $300.
  • Programs moving from Step 2 to Step 3 are eligible for a one-time award of $400.

For Frequently Asked Questions and Instructions around QIAs: CLICK HERE

Quality Improvement Mini-Grants: This funding is for programs that are currently in an accreditation cohort (for at least six months) OR that have submitted for their final accreditation observation, OR that have maintained a Step 4 during the funding period.

  • Programs are eligible for a one-time mini-grant of $1,500.
  • The amount is the same regardless of the type of program.
  • Purchases must be linked to accreditation standards and approved by an MRTQ PDN Accreditation Facilitator.

For Frequently Asked Questions and Instructions around QIMGs: CLICK HERE


Not a member of the MRTQ Registry? It’s easy to join online and it’s FREE. Click HERE to go directly to the page on the MRTQ website where you can join.

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FCCAM works to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in Maine. We are the state affiliate of the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). We are the only professional association in Maine dedicated specifically to supporting family child care providers. FCCAM understands the critical role of family child care providers in the lives of children and families. We also understand the hard work and long hours that are required to provide the much needed child care services in Maine’s diverse communities. FCCAM provides opportunities to network both locally and statewide with other family child care professionals for training and support. Through collaboration with other organizations we are engaged with advocating for children and their families in Maine, increasing awareness of our professionalism and value to our communities.