Child Care Scholarships

Starting June 23, 2021, New York State Essential Workers will be eligible for $25 Million — available for Child Care Scholarships 

All essential workers:
health care providers, law enforcement, pharmaceutical staff, firefighters, transportation workers, food delivery workers, grocery store employees, child care staff and others are eligible. (No. 202.6)
• Essential staff must work outside the home and have an income of less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level (or $79,500 for a family of four)
More information

How to Apply
• Parents can apply for funding through an easy online application, available here
• Online applications can be submitted starting June 23, 2021 and will be processed and awarded on a rolling basis until funds are depleted

IMPORTANT NOTE: All current essential worker scholarship participants MUST reapply through this new application to continue to receive funding. CARES 3 Essential Worker Scholarship Funding will end on June 28th. You must reapply for funding to continue.

How it Works
• Funding is part of the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act
• Child care costs will be paid up to market rate for each region statewide; market rate information can be found here
• Child care providers will be paid directly on behalf of the parent
• Parents are responsible for any tuition amount the scholarship does not cover


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