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The Early Childhood and Family Support Division is seeking a contractor(s) to develop and implement innovative community, area, region and/or business-based strategies which expand child care availability for Montana families.

This project is part of the larger continuum of support for the child care industry in Montana aimed at enhancing the availability, affordability, and accessibility of high-quality child care for children and families in Montana.

Available Funding: Up to $15,000,000 for all funded projects; Up to $1,000,000 for each innovation project

Contract Term: The anticipated contract term is from July 1, 2022 to September 30, 2024

Important Dates:

  • Monday, May 2, 2022, at 2:00-3:00 PM, MDT: Pre-Proposal Teleconference
    Details are found in the Prerequisite Section.
  • Monday, May 9, 2022, by 5:00 PM, MDT
    Questions are due from interested parties on the eMACS Q&A Board.
  • Friday, May 13, 2022, by 5:00 PM, MDT
    Department answers questions posted on the eMACS Q&A Board.
  • Friday, June 10, 2022, by 2:00 PM, MDT
    Request for Proposal (RFP) responses are due.

Click here to view or bid on the Child Care Innovation and Infrastructure RFP:
State Of Montana Acquisition and Contracting System (eMACS)

For more information, contact Rhonda Peters at 406-444-3320 or