UFCW Women’s Network Now Accepting Applications for the 2024 Childcare Grant

A mother holding her child


We’re excited to announce that the UFCW Women’s Network is now accepting applications for the 2024 Childcare Grant!

The primary purpose of the UFCW Women’s Network is to unify UFCW women through an international network. Women, who comprise more than 50% of UFCW members, represent a powerful resource for the union! The Network believes that the active participation of women in the UFCW will enhance our union’s strength at the bargaining table, in organizing campaigns, and in the political arena.

Because the majority of UFCW women are hardworking mothers, and because the UFCW Women’s Network knows how expensive childcare can be, they are offering a childcare grant to offset childcare costs for our hardworking members.



To be considered for a UFCW Women’s Network Region 1 Childcare Grant, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

    • Applicant must be a member of the UFCW in good standing for one (1) year;
    • Have a dependent child (or children) in need of childcare;
      • qualifying childcare programs include daycare, before or aftercare, and summer camp
    • Parents must work outside of the home;
    • Use a qualified childcare provider either licensed by the state or on file with the IRS

Please note that grant winners from the previous year are not eligible for the following consecutive year, but may apply in future years.


How To Apply

Complete all sections of the application and include the following documentation with your completed application:

    • Previous year’s Income Tax form (1040 Form);
    • Documentation showing previous payments to childcare program;
    • Proof of childcare expenses (must include the caregiver’s signature on the invoice, bill, or receipts)

Feel free to attach a note for any additional information that you believe would be helpful to the selection committee.

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Applications will not be processed until all necessary documentation is provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Completed applications must be mailed by Thursday, September 5th, 2024, to:

Flormaria Toulsen
475 Market Street
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

If you have any questions, contact Flormaria Toulsen at 973-250-4691. Good luck to all who apply!