CARES Child Care Scholarship
CARES Act Child Care Scholarship Extended to June 30, 2020
For Parents (Child Care Providers: Please see below.)
Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. is proud to join with our statewide network of 35 child care resource and referral (CCR&R) agencies and The Early Care & Learning Council (ECLC) to applaud the action of the Office of Children and Family Services and the Cuomo Administration in developing a plan to provide child care to essential workers at no cost to the worker. This allocation of funding comes to the state from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act"), which has provided our state with $163.6 million in emergency relief to the child care system, a portion of which will fund child care tuition scholarships for essential workers.
Who is an essential worker? CARES Act Scholarships are open to children of essential workers who are required to work outside the home, as defined in Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.6, and meet income eligibility.
Funds are limited and will be distributed directly to eligible licensed/registered providers. Awards will be given based on the order in which an eligible parent application is completed, including the submission of any additional paperwork. Funds are anticipated to cover child care through June 30, and/or as long as the funding remains to support the scholarship.
Do you receive a child care subsidy? For parents who currently receive subsidy from the Rockland County Department of Social Services to pay for child care, this scholarship can cover the parent co-pay. Parents should apply for the CARES Act Scholarship, contact the Rockland County Department of Social Services to request a letter stating the current co-pay, then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the application link below to learn more.
Communication for Parent's Employer
Employer’s CARES Act Letter: This letter states that employees, who are essential workers and income eligible, may receive the CARES Act Scholarship through June 30, 2020.
Employee Verification Letter: This letter is for your employer to sign to validate that you, the parent, are an essential worker and income eligible.
Child Care Program Information Profile
All licensed and registered providers who are caring for the children of essential workers are able to participate in the CARES Scholarship program.
This program information profile is an application to be able to accept CARES Scholarship recipients and payments from CCRR to care for those children. Completing this application is not a guarantee that additional children will be added to your enrollment. After completion of this program information profile, you will be contacted by a member of our staff with further information about how you can participate in the program.