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Use these resources to support your child care program

The following email was sent to child care providers on May 21 by UFT Family Child Care Providers Chapter Chair Tammie Miller.

I hope this email finds you and your family safe and healthy. I wanted to update you about the support available to your child care program through the extension of waivers and the CARES materials grant.

Good news regarding your subsidy payments

The state Office of Children and Family Services approved several waivers to New York City to provide support for families receiving child care assistance as well as providers and agencies providing child care services.

We are pleased to inform you that to provide financial stability for licensed/registered family child care providers, OCFS extended all four waivers for an additional 30 days through June 13, 2020.

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For more information about child care assistance, please visit the COVID-19 page on the OCFS website.

Apply for the CARES grant to get materials and supplies for your program

The New York City Child Care Resource and Referral agencies — the Day Care Council of New York, the Child Development Support Corporation, the Chinese American Planning Council and the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families — are pleased to announce that the application for the CARES materials grant for child care providers is now live!

This grant will support child care providers with a valid license or registration from OCFS in purchasing much-needed materials and supplies for their programs. Please use the link below in English or Spanish to apply.

Apply for the grant »

Solicitar la beca en español »

If you have questions that are not covered in the application or would like more information, please reach out to the New York City Resource and Referral Consortium at, or via their hotline at 888-469-5999.

Important note: All applications for the CARES materials grant must be submitted by Friday, May 29, at 11:59 p.m.

You may also mail your application to the address below:

New York City Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium
75 Broad St.
Suite 620
New York, NY 10004

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