IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Child Care Stabilization Grants

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Child Care Stabilization Grants

On July 30, 2021, New York State announced an historic nearly $1.1 billion in grants to support child care providers to help stabilize the industry and enable more families to return to the workforce. Eligible providers include OCFS-licensed or registered programs and enrolled legally exempt group programs. Please be advised that legally exempt non group providers are NOT eligible for these grants. See below for information on legally exempt group and legal exempt non group providers.

The Child Care Stabilization Grant represents an unprecedented opportunity and investment to effectively stabilize the child care sector.

To facilitate ease of distribution of these grants OCFS is offering a single online application.

Technical assistance will be available statewide through CSEA/VOICE (Civil Service Employees Association) the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), and Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) and the Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to all child care providers who need help to complete the online application.

Apply Today:
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/COVID-relief/childcare-stabilization/
Stabilization Help Line: 844-863-9319

FAQ’s can be found here:
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/COVID-relief/childcare-stabilization/#faq

Resources on the OCFS website to help with the application:
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/COVID-relief/childcare-stabilization/#help

Tom Copeland is the leading expert on the business of family/group childcare. He will be posting information and updates on a regular basis.
http://tomcopelandblog.com/update-on-the-child-care-stabilization-grants

For questions or more information on the Childcare Stabilization Grants call the CSEA/VOICE Resource Center at 877-483-2732 or send an email to voicestabilization@cseainc.org.

Legally exempt group child care means a program in a facility, other than a residence, in which child care is provided on a regular basis and is not required to be licensed by or registered with the Office or licensed by the City of New York but which meets all applicable State or local requirements for such child care programs. More information can be found here: https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/childcare/regulations/415-Child-Care-Services.pdf



Subvenciones para la estabilización del cuidado infantil

El 30 de julio de 2021, el estado de Nueva York anunció un histórico casi $ 1.1 mil millones en subvenciones para apoyar a los proveedores de cuidado infantil para ayudar a estabilizar la industria y permitir que más familias regresen a la fuerza laboral. Los proveedores elegibles incluyen programas registrados o con licencia de la OCFS y programas grupales inscritos legalmente exentos. Tenga en cuenta que los proveedores no grupales legalmente exentos NO son elegibles para estas subvenciones. Consulte a continuación para obtener información sobre proveedores de grupo legalmente exentos y proveedores no grupales legalmente exentos.

El Subsidio para la Estabilización del Cuidado Infantil representa una oportunidad e inversión sin precedentes para estabilizar efectivamente el sector del cuidado infantil.

Para facilitar la distribución de estas subvenciones, la OCFS ofrece una única solicitud en línea.

La asistencia técnica estará disponible en todo el estado a través de CSEA / VOICE (Asociación de Empleados del Servicio Civil), la Federación Unida de Maestros (UFT), la Corporación de Vivienda y Desarrollo Económico de Mujeres (WHEDco) y las agencias de Recursos y Referencias de Cuidado Infantil para todos los proveedores de cuidado infantil que necesiten ayuda para completar la solicitud en línea.

Aplica hoy:
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/COVID-relief/childcare-stabilization/
Línea de ayuda de estabilización: 844-863-9319

Las preguntas frecuentes se pueden encontrar aquí:
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/COVID-relief/childcare-stabilization/#faq

Recursos en el sitio web de la OCFS para ayudar con la solicitud:
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/COVID-relief/childcare-stabilization/#help

Tom Copeland es el principal experto en el negocio del cuidado infantil familiar / grupal. Publicará información y actualizaciones de forma regular.
http://tomcopelandblog.com/update-on-the-child-care-stabilization-grants

Si tiene preguntas o más información sobre las subvenciones para la estabilización del cuidado infantil, llame al Centro de recursos de CSEA / VOICE al 877-483-2732 o envíe un correo electrónico a voicestabilization@cseainc.org.

Cuidado de niños en grupo legalmente exento significa un programa en una instalación, que no sea una residencia, en el que se proporciona cuidado de niños de manera regular y no se requiere tener una licencia o estar registrado en la Oficina o tener una licencia de la Ciudad de Nueva York, pero que cumple con todos los requisitos estatales o locales aplicables para dichos programas de cuidado infantil. Puede encontrar más información aquí: https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/childcare/regulations/415-Child-Care-Services.pdf

CSEA/VOICE Member Armett Barnes Featured

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This month’s Grassroots Movement for Child Care and Early Education ECE Organizing Network Quarterly Newsletter features our very own Armett Barnes, a provider in Monroe County. Read about her here!

 



“How You Can Survive This” – FREE WEBINAR!

You can listen to this free webinar titled “How Your Family Child Care Program Can Survive This Financial Crisis” presented by Tom Copeland, the recognized national expert in the business of family child care.  Go to the webinar online!



State approved training

 

Get state approved training to meet enrollment/registration/licensing requirements AT NO COST TO YOU  with participating training organizations by using the CSEA/VOICE Professional Development Training Program. There are many child care training topics and hours delivered by participating training organizations available.  This program is open to NYS Registered Family or Licensed Group Family as well as Legally Exempt childcare providers outside of New York City.

This opportunity is funded by the Professional Development dollars that CSEA/VOICE negotiated in our second union agreement with NYS and OCFS.

*How to Use this Program *

1. Go to: https://csealearningcenter.org/grants/cseaprofdev.cfm and enter your license/registration/enrollment number and CSEA ID,  then select a participating training organization where you would like to take training.

2. Now you must contact the participating training organization directly to REGISTER for training classes. You should have no out-of-pocket expense when using a participating provider. You may take as many classes as you like.

For more information contact Diane Medick at diane.medick@cseainc.org or at 518-782-4426 or 855-472-6848 (toll-free). For more information about CSEA/VOICE call our Bi-lingual Child Care Resource Center at 877-483-CSEA (2732).


 

VOTE on August 9, 2016

Voting vital for child care success
It is more important than ever, especially during these hard economic times as decision makers and leaders are making “tough choices” to manage local and state budgets, that the voices of all working families be heard.

Attn. Westchester County Chapter members; special election vital to child care.
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