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Child care vouchers help cover the cost of child care for children 6 weeks to 13 years old. Children with disabilities up to 18 years old are also covered. Funding for vouchers is extremely limited, and the wait for a voucher can be very long.
Children currently on the Voucher Waitlist may be eligible for Special Childcare Funding (SCCF). The Voucher Waitlist eligibility is based on:
Family Size Income
2 < $40,068
3 < $46, 692
4 < $49,032
5 < $58,032
6 < $66,444
Social Guidelines/Other Needs
— You are enrolled in an approved training or educational program, or looking for work. If two parents, same criteria applies for both
— You are ill or incapacitated
— Your child or family is receiving services from either ACS or Human Resources Administration (HRA)
— You must be absent from your home, leaving your child(ren) without supervision
To determine if you may be eligible for early care and education services go to access.nyc.gov/programs/child-care-voucher.
How to Apply
— If a family is interested in applying for a low-income child care assistance voucher, they should complete the Childcare Contact Link and submit it to the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) according to the directions on the form.
— ACS invites families with children on the Voucher Waitlist to apply for SCCF based on available funding and length of time a child has been on the waitlist. Once a parent receives the SCCF-1 letter and the accompanying SCCF application, s/he must complete and submit both parts of the application with the required documentation.
— Parents must mail all documents along with the application to: NYC ACS, ATTN: SCCF Unit, 66 John Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10038. Parents may also scan and email applications to SCCF@acs.nyc.gov
Assistance with Payment with Special Needs Care
Use this form if you are a Parent or Guardian who currently receives an ACS voucher and you are interested in requesting a Special Needs payment rate.
Find more information at nyc.gov/site/acs/early-care/special-child-care-funding-application-instructions.page.
All families, including families that may need child care assistance eligibility, can contact a Family Welcome Center by email at email@example.com or call 311 to get help with finding a program. For FAQs about special childcare funding go to nyc.gov/assets/acs/pdf/early-care-education/SCCF.pdf.
Updated on May 5, 2022