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Childcare Initiative

Childcare Initiative


Let the Meridian Trust North Star Foundation help with the costs of childcare!

The costs of childcare can be the most significant expense for families. Particularly when a parent is starting a new job, has an additional child entering day care, or while attending school.

The Meridian Trust North Star Foundation established this program to assist families to take the edge off the first month of childcare where there is a change in employment or parent is attending school.


Receive a discretionary grant for the costs of childcare.

Eligible families may receive up to $500 for full-time or $250 for part-time, or the cost of care for each child attending, whichever is less.


Child must attend a paid registered, licensed childcare center, provider, or after school program (Non-family members).


  • Be a parent entering the workforce, changing employment, or have an additional child entering day care. 


  • Be a student attending an accredited Community College, Trade School, or University.


  • Complete application form, either online or by mail.

  • EMPLOYEE: Attach an employer verification with start date and indication if employment is full-time or part-time.

  • STUDENT: Attach a copy of the letter of acceptance or school schedule.

  • Attach copy from the licensed Childcare Provider of expense or rates.

  • You can send your completed application and attachments by mail or apply online:

North Star Foundation

Childcare Initiative

PO Box 548

Cheyenne, WY  82003



To apply online please click the "Apply Now" button below.

To download and print the application please click the "Download and Print" button below.

If you have any questions about the Childcare program, you can email us.

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