How to Apply

Applications are accepted year-round. Awards are first come first serve.

Learn about the program:
● Read through the Program Policy Guidance.
● Attend a live or view a recorded information session here.
● Confirm your degree information appears in your BFIS credential account here.

Prepare to apply:
● Gather the required documents (see checklist here).
● Alert your supervisor, who will be asked to verify your employment.
● Determine how much you will request up to a maximum of $4,000/year ($333/month).

Apply online:
● Visit to create a login and password.
● Complete the pre-screening questionnaire.
● Complete the online application including uploading any required documents. You are able to save the application as a draft and return to your application at any time.
● Submit your application. You will receive a confirmation email letting you know it has been successfully submitted.

Once submitted, VTAEYC staff will review your application and may request additional information or clarification if necessary. VTAEYC aims to review all completed applications within 35 days. If all eligibility requirements are met and all information is complete, an Award Notice will be sent to your email address.