CARES Child Care Scholarship

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 workforce that is needed to protect and care for the public during this pandemic have the child care that allows them to continue to serve us all.  CCR&Rs are the child care experts and the conduit to accessing child care in New York State.

A parent can access the application based on the links below: 





Provider Information Profile (PIP):


This Program Information Profile at the link above is an application for providers to accept CARES Scholarship recipients and payments from CCR&Rs. After completion of this profile, providers will be contacted by CRR&Rs with further information about how they can participate in the program.

Provider Information Profile