New Diaper Grant Program

April 20, 2023, Champlain Township - Champlain Township wants to help new parents!  In an effort to protect the environment, the Township of Champlain is proud to offer $200 per year in financial assistance to purchase at least 10 cloth diapers to families living in Champlain. Cloth diapers are affordable, easy to use and environmentally friendly.

A $200.00 grant will be given per family, per year, per purchase of ten cloth diapers. Families can apply for a diaper grant each year until the children get 12 years old. There is a limit of ten families per year, so it is first come, first served.


  • Eco-friendly
    • One cloth diaper replaces 230 disposable diapers, and one cloth diaper can be used up to 200 times.
    • In addition, the production of disposable diapers requires 39% more water than the production and maintenance of cloth diapers.
    • By the time a child is potty trained, he or she will have used 5,000 to 7,000 diapers, which is the equivalent of about one ton of waste. 
    • Disposable diapers take between 200 and 500 years to completely decompose. Cloth diapers take 6 months to decompose.
  • Health
    • The baby has less rash on his buttocks since cotton diapers are made of natural fibers.
    • Cloth diapers do not contain any absorbent gel, the main cause of dry skin. Cloth diapers therefore require less moisturizer.
    • Cloth diapers are free of toxic substances, made of natural fibers like cotton, bamboo or even hemp.
  • Budget-friendly
    • Disposable diapers cost between $1,500 and $2,500 per baby, while a complete set of cloth diapers costs between $450 and $650 and can be used by several children.
    • Champlain Township offers a grant to families who make a green choice of diapers.
  • Comfort
    • Cloth diapers allow for greater air circulation and are less hot.
    • Cotton diapers are easy to clean and use, and are waterproof.

Eligibility Requirements for the Grant

In order to qualify for the diaper program, the parent must:

  • Be a resident of Champlain Township;
  • Have a child under the age of 12;
  • Purchase a minimum of 10 cloth diapers;
  • Submit the application no later than 180 days after the date of purchase of the 10 diapers.

Provide the following supporting documents:

  • A copy of the child's proof of birth
  • Proof of residence
  • A copy of the original invoice for the cloth diaper bundle; or
  • A printed copy of the purchase details with confirmation number for online transactions.

Visit the Diaper Grant Program webpage for more information or to fill out the Diaper Grant Application Form.