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$65 million in federal CARES Act funding will support child care programs reopening

I have some exciting news to share with you about how the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act will support your child care program as the state reopens.

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Apply by July 15 for a state grant to support your child care program's reopening

I want to let you know about the New York Forward Child Care Expansion Incentive Program, a grant program created just for New York child care providers through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

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New York Forward Loan Fund information and updated OCFS guidance for child care providers

I want to share some information with you about the New York Forward Loan Fund, which could help support your child care business. In addition, the state Office of Children and Family Services held a conference call with stakeholders on May 19 to discuss important concerns for child care providers. 

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Use these resources to support your child care program

I want to update you about the support available to your child care program through the extension of waivers and the CARES materials grant. Read good news regarding your subsidy payments and apply for the CARES grant to get materials and supplies for your program

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Coronavirus testing information for child care providers

I wanted to share with you this COVID-19 testing information from the state Department of Health. Essential workers, including child care providers, who do not have access to testing may call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit covid19screening.health.ny.gov to be screened for eligibility. If you are considered eligible, you may schedule an appointment at one of the state’s testing sites.

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Gov. Cuomo announces $30 million in CARES act funds for child care providers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that $30 million in federal funds will pay for supplies for child care providers as well as for the child care fees for eligible essential workers. The state will use funds authorized through the recently passed federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, otherwise known as the CARES Act.

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May 17, 2007: 12,000 family child care providers request UFT representation

Thirteen years ago, home-based child care providers marked a milestone in their campaign to join the UFT.

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Guidance for child care providers about how to get paid during the COVID-19 pandemic

I am sure many of you have questions and concerns about how you will be paid during the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to share important guidance with you from the Administration for Children's Services. This guidance applies to providers who supply child care services to families who pay with NYC child care vouchers. Child care voucher payments continue to be processed.

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Guidance for child care programs that remain open

If your child care program remains open, you may have questions and concerns about how to safely manage your program during the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to share this guidance for child care programs that remain open from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Unemployment benefits and eligibility information for child care providers

We realize many child care providers have questions and concerns about the future amidst the coronavirus crisis. We've gathered some important information for you in terms of your unemployment benefits, your safety and your care for your children.