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2023-2024 ARPA Professional Development Initiatives & Grant Opportunities

PROVIDERS | 2023-2024 ARPA Professional Development Initiatives & Grant Opportunities

Please see below for NEW 23-24 ARPA Professional Development Initiatives & Grant Opportunities!

On May 8, 2024, the ELCIRMO Team held a virtual meeting to announce and review additional courses and grant opportunity available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  Below are links to the recording of this meeting for review, the updated PowerPoint presentation with new initiatives added, and updated ARPA Checklist.  Linked are also the flyers for the new courses being offered.  On May 9, 2024, the application for the 23-24 ARPA Stabilization & Classroom Materials Grant and sign-up forms for Baby Doll Circle Time and FDLRS “Sensory Island” will be made available.  Starting Your Teaching Journey course rosters will be made from those applicants on the waitlist for each course.  If you have not already done so, please make sure you are on the waitlist for any of the courses in this series you were approved for.

Starting Your Teaching Journey Flyer

Baby Doll Circle Time 6/15 Flyer

Sensory Island 5/18 Flyer

Sensory Island 6/1 Flyer

Click here to apply –> 23-24 ARPA Stabilization & Classroom Materials Grant

The following application is due by May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm. 


High-quality adult-child interactions create an environment where children can thrive.  DEL prioritized investments that will build the knowledge and skills that drive high-quality adult-child interactions. DEL’s focus is both on training the current workforce and building training and coaching capacity to ensure that efforts to upskill Florida’s early care and education workforce will be sustained long after these one-time investments have been expended.​

On October 30, 2023, the ELCIRMO Team held a virtual meeting to announce and explain the Initiative and Grant Opportunities available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Below are links to the recording of the 23-24 ARPA Virtual Presentation, PowerPoint, Checklists, & Upskilling Incentive Program.


Please follow the steps detailed below to assist in a successful 23-24 ARPA application, course signup, and payment process.

Step 1: Review the Virtual Presentation, PowerPoint, and Checklists above.

Step 2: Once you have reviewed the Virtual Presentation, PowerPoint, and Checklists, you may reach out to your 23-24 ARPA Point of Contacts if you need additional assistance.

Step 3: Complete application(s) and submit individually to funds@elcirmo.org. ALL applications require a W9 to be attached. A Direct Deposit Form & Voided Check are required if requesting payment by direct deposit. *Applications are only open to new employees hired on December 16, 2023 or after as the original deadline of 12/15/23 has passed.

Please follow this format for submitting applications!

Step 4: Please allow 3 business days after submitting your application for ELCIRMO Staff to respond via email from funds@elcirmo.org.

Step 5: Course signups are available on the ELCIRMO Website – Calendar Tab as of 1/3/24 at 1:00pm.

Step 6: Once you have completed the initiatives you qualified for, it is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the required documents that need to be added to your original application to funds@elcirmo.org following the format below.

REMINDER: All courses/requirements must be completed and required documents submitted no later than June 30, 2024 (NO EXCEPTIONS). There are limited funds for each initiative so please get started early.


23-24 ARPA Applications

The following applications are due to funds@elcirmo.org by December 15, 2023 at 11:59pm. The only exception is for new employees hired on December 16, 2023 and after.

Please allow 3 business days after submitting your application for ELCIRMO Staff to respond via email from funds@elcirmo.org.

Click here to apply –> Individual Director/Teacher Application is to be completed by the individual with Provider sign off. This application covers the following initiatives & grant opportunities:

  • Recruitment Bonus
  • Health & Safety Bonus
  • “Starting Your Teaching Journey”
  • CLASS Group Coaching
  • Performance Bonus for Teachers
  • CLASS Observer for Director and Teacher
  • CLASS Observation Recertification

REMINDER: ALL Individual Director/Teacher Applications require a W9 to be sent to funds@elcirmo.org. A Direct Deposit Form & Voided Check are required if requesting payment by direct deposit.

Click here to apply –> Expand Your Center, Curriculum, & CPR Application is to be completed by the Provider. This application covers the following initiatives & grant opportunities:

  • Expand Your Center Reimbursement – up to $30,000 per additional classroom
  • Curriculum Reimbursement – first come, first serve basis (depends on funds available)
  • CPR Training Reimbursement – up to Red Cross Fee Schedule

Click here to apply –> Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Grant Application is to be completed by the Provider. This application covers the following grant opportunity:

  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Grant – up to $19,800

REMINDER: All courses/requirements must be completed and required documents submitted no later than June 30, 2024 (NO EXCEPTIONS). There are limited funds for each initiative so please get started early.


23-24 Upskilling Incentive Program

The following application is due by June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm.

Click here to apply –> Upskilling Incentive Program Application is to be completed by the individual.

This is an electronic application. ALL applications require a W9 to be sent to funds@elcirmo.org. A Direct Deposit Form & Voided Check are required if requesting payment by direct deposit.

REMINDER: All courses/requirements must be completed and required documents submitted no later than June 30, 2024 (NO EXCEPTIONS). There are limited funds for each initiative so please get started early.


23-24 ARPA Links:


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