Environmental Health

Grants and Subsidy Programs


There is so much to think about when choosing child care in New Jersey.

Between balancing the cost, location and ensuring that your child remains in a safe environment while your away can make selecting a provider for you and your family a challenging decision. Good news, there is help! New Jersey's childcare program under the Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development can provide you with valuable information to help you make that selection. The state's child care program can support you with information about applying for child care assistance, where to find child care, licensing and complaint data and what makes a quality program. Visit Childcarenj.gov for more information!

Providers of Child Care click here for more information

Parents seeking assistance click here for more information

If you are a youth camp provider you will need to complete the Youth Camp Application then visit Division of Family Development website for more information regarding registering as a provider site.


DFD Child Care Subsidy Program

DFD Providers Training Requirements

License Comparison Chart [PDF]



Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

The Food and Nutrition Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, administers SFSP at the federal level. State education agencies administer the program in most states. In New Jersey, the state Department of Agriculture is the administering agency.  The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is looking for organizations interested in providing meals for needy children this year under this federally funded program.

If you are a provider or parent who would like to know more about this important resource click here for more information.


Farm to Summer

National Hunger Hotline

Summer Meals Toolkit


Last Reviewed: 6/1/2021