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SMIF Community Child Care Consortium

The availability of quality child care plays a critical role in our communities.

Southern Minnesota Iniative Foundation’s Whole Community Child Care Consortium will bring together up to four communities to enhance child care access and quality through peer learning.

Communities in SMIF’s 20-county region, which includes which includes Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona, Olmsted, Dodge, and Rice counties, are eligible to apply.

Selected communities will participate in the cohort for a six-month period.

Applications are due Friday, January 5th, 2024 by 4 pm. For the guidelines and to apply go to

Selected communities will be notified by January 16th, 2024.

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