Meeting Child Care Grants

Applying for a Grant

Small grants up to $400 per family are available for APS meeting attendees who are bringing young children to a meeting or who incur extra expenses for child care during the meeting. Grants are available for March and April Meeting and most unit meetings. APS Meetings also provides family/lactation rooms.

Apply Online
Applications open when Meeting registration opens. To apply, complete the online child care grant application by the noted deadline.

March Meeting Child Care Grant
Deadline: January 12, 2018

April Meeting Child Care Grant
Deadline: March 5, 2018

Allowable Expenses:

  • Child care expenses at the site of the meeting*
  • Extra child/dependent care expenses at home incurred because the primary caregiver was attending the meeting (such as overtime at a child care center, cost of a sitter, etc.)
  • Expenses incurred in bringing a caregiver and/or dependent

*APS does not provide or recommend child care providers and does not assume responsibility or liability for child care services of any sort. It is the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian(s) to thoroughly investigate all child care providers.

Unallowable Expenses:

  • Regular home-based child/dependent care expenses
  • Travel or other expenses related to the attendee’s participation in the meeting (including meeting registration, meals, travel to the meeting, or other expenses the attendee would already be incurring by attending the meeting)
  • Food
  • Tickets to local museums, amusement parks, etc.

Selecting Grants
If the number of requests for grants exceeds the funding, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers.

Application Misrepresentation
APS reserves the right to deny funds to applicants who misrepresent their funding needs.

Changes in Circumstances
If the need for your grant changes between when you applied and the date of the Meeting, you must notify APS to explain. You will be notified if your need is still eligible for funding.


Gray Arrow Email

APS Child Care grants have been featured in Nature

Gray Arrow "Grants Aim to Help Women"


father, mother, child

"I must say this program was very helpful for me, as it covered about half of my costs of bringing my child with me. Otherwise, I wouldn't have brought her and couldn't attend the full conference."

"I am very grateful for the childcare grant since it allowed me to pay partially the expenses incurred by traveling with my own babysitter. I think this type of initiative is really important and deserves to be continued on a regular basis."