We’re excited to launch the Franklin County RISE program, which will help to make child care and early education experiences more accessible to all. In partnership with the City of Columbus and Franklin County, we are offering funding to boost child care enrollment and staffing, and strengthen child care programs.

For Parents and Guardians

We are offering child care scholarships of up to $10,000 each for children ages three and four in Franklin County OR families who are newly enrolling in a licensed Franklin County child care program. 

For Educators

Whether you are new to child care or returning to the field, Franklin County child care programs can now offer 500 individual $1,000 signing bonuses for eligible positions.

For Programs

We’re empowering you to use available child care scholarships and signing bonus funds to enroll new families and recruit educators. Incentives are additional supports for programs to be released soon. 

Franklin County RISE is funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, and the City of Columbus, and administered by Action for Children.


If you are in need of interpreting services please contact us at RISEHelp@actionforchildren.org to schedule a time.