Creating more quality child care places in San Mateo is important to the City. To help address that need, the City of San Mateo created the Child Care Facilities Development Fee. The funds are legally restricted to capital expenditures for child care, but that includes a wide variety of ways those funds can be used.
The Interim Child Care Facilities Fund Guidelines provide important information about the types of assistance opportunities available. The expected result is high-quality child care available to families with children ages birth up to age 5 or to facilities providing licensed school-age care.
Access to funding assistance is available on an open and rolling process for accepting applications.
When the City determines that there are insufficient funds for viable projects, accepting applications may pause until such time sufficient funds have accumulated.