United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

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As the needs of Southwest Virginians change, so too do the best practices for meeting those needs.

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United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

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Guidelines and Rules

Childcare Business Challenge Guidelines and Rules

Childcare Business Challenge Guidelines and Rules

The Childcare Business Challenge is a competitive process that will award up to $50,000 in investment grants for start-up and existing businesses looking to expand with additional childcare slots in Grayson, Russell, Smyth, and Washington Counties.

Participants must register no later than 5:00 pm February 29, 2024, electronically here or via email to lholderfield@unitedwayswva.org.


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Awards

United Way of Southwest Virginia will award the following to the winners of the program once they establish eligible business reimbursements for qualified business expenses:

  • Up to $10,000 in investment grant funds (paid through eligible business reimbursements or directly to vendors for eligible business expenses incurred after May 5, 2023)
  • 1 year free, Tier 1, membership to the SWVA Shared Services Alliance
  • Enrollment in the Shared Services Alliance Childcare Directors Course
  • Support with staffing
  • Support with VA DOE licensure preparation
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