Child Care Grants - Application is Now Closed

Grants for up to $500 per family are available for BPS Conference meeting attendees to apply for who will incur extra expenses for childcare during the meeting or bringing children to the meeting. Grants can be used to cover the following expenses:

  • Expenses incurred in bringing a caregiver and/or dependent to the meeting.
  • Extra child/dependent care expenses at home incurred due to meeting attendance.

(Copies of receipts will be required)

How to Apply

To be considered for a grant, complete the application form no later than March 8, 2022, 11:59PM (USA-Eastern). 

Expenses Not Allowed

  • Regular home-based child/dependent care expenses (expenses that would have been incurred had the applicant not atteneded the meeting);
  • Travel or other expenses related to attendees participation in the meeting such as, meeting registration, meals, housing, transportation costs, or other expenses the attendee would already be incurring by attending the meeting;
  • Tickets for entertainment (parks, museums, etc); and,
  • Meals/Snacks

*BPS does not provide child care providers and does not assume responsibility or liability for child care services.

Selecting Grants

If the number of requests for grants exceeds the funding, preference will be given to applicants in the early stage of their careers.

Application of Misrepresentation

BPS reserves the right to deny funds to applicants who misrepresent their funding needs.

Changes in Circumstances

If, between the time of submitting your application and the dates of the meeting, your needs for the grant changes you must contact BPS. You will be informed if you are still eligible for funding.