CARES 3 Act
Child Care Scholarship
Eligible essential workers using a regulated child care provider will receive a scholarship for the cost of care as long as the funds to support it are available. All licensed and regulated providers who are caring for essential workers are able to participate in this new program.
Access to affordable and safe child care is a barrier for working parents during the best of times, and even more so during a crisis. New York State’s plan will ensure that the workers who are needed to protect and care for the public during this pandemic have the child care that allows them to continue to serve us all. Our frontline child care providers are here to care for your children while you protect the community. The Child Care Council houses the child care experts and the conduit to accessing child care in Chautauqua County.
Eligible essential workers using a regulated child care provider will receive a scholarship for the cost of care as long as the funds to support it are available. Families must meet income eligibility guidelines in order to qualify for the CARES Child Care Scholarship.
A parent/caregiver can access the application based on the links below:
Provider Information Profile (PIP):
The Program Information Profile at the link below is an application for providers to accept CARES Scholarship recipients and payments from the Child Care Council. After completion of this profile, providers will be contacted by the Child Care Council with further information about how they can participate in the program.
If you have any questions please reach out to the Child Care Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-661-9430 ext. 2261