Child Care Solutions

The number of quality child care slots in Siouxland has dropped over the last few years. According to Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral, from 2015 to 2020, Woodbury County has lost 33% of child care programs. In that same time frame, families with all parents working and children under age 6 has increased by 3%. 

United Way of Siouxland has committed to finding sustainable solutions to this problem. 

FOCUS Grant Targeting Child Care Solutions for Ages 0 - 5

FOCUS Grant Recipients



The FOCUS Grants Program is an outreach of our Community Impact funding process. One-time grants, covering a 2-year funding cycle, will be awarded to programs or initiatives working to address a United Way of Siouxland targeted issue. 

Solutions could include: 

  • Increasing safe, quality child care slots

  • Increasing safe, quality infant care slots

  • Maintaining and increasing child care entrepreneurs

  • Innovatively addressing child care for 2nd and 3rd shift workers

  • Creating business and child care partnerships

Click here for FOCUS Grant requirements and instructions. For a sample of application questions, click here


  • This grant is currently closed. Check back for opening dates.