Office of Children and Family Services

Division of Child Care Services

Superstorm Sandy Social Services Block Grant (Sandy SSBG) Funding

Superstorm Sandy Social Services Block Grant (Sandy SSBG) Funding

As you know, Superstorm Sandy's devastating power impacted the lives of millions of New Yorkers and caused damage and suffering in hundreds of communities across the State. The storm and its aftermath exacerbated the needs of the State’s health and human service providers, including child care providers. To address the needs of child care facilities and others who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy and the children they serve, the State of New York will distribute $200,034,600 in federal Superstorm Sandy Social Services Block Grant funding through an application process.

Please HELP by reaching out to child care providers who have been impacted by Superstorm Sandy and others who can HELP SPREAD THE WORD:

1. Funding is available for repairs, renovations and rebuilding of child care facilities in both family-based and center-based programs that have been impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

2. Child care providers who have been impacted by Superstorm Sandy may apply for funding to get reimbursed for repairs, renovations and rebuilding that already occurred AND/OR for work that needs to happen to repair, renovate or rebuild the child care program.

3. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO APPLY FOR FUNDING:

http://www.nysandyhelp.ny.gov/content/sandy-social-services-block-grant-ssbg-funding

Should anyone have any questions about this important funding opportunity, please call your local Child Care Resource and Referral agency or your local NYS Office of Children and Family Services Regional Office (see links below):

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