Office of Children and Family Services

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United States District Court Southern District of New York
Elisa W. v. The City of New York
Case No. 15-cv-5273 (LTS) (HBP).
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This notice concerns a settlement that may affect your rights. Please read it carefully.

Restricted Procurements

OCFS Restricted Procurements
Procurement Name Restricted Period
Start Date
OCFS Designated Agency Contact(s) OCFS Solicitation Contact(s)

ITS Procurement Services – System Integration Services for Integrated Eligibility System

Monday, January 18, 2016

Warren Joscelyn

T. J. Kennedy

Ed Snyder

Warren Joscelyn

January 5, 2016
Contact:   New York State Office of National and Community Service

New York State Commission on National and Community Service to Meet

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service will meet at 10:30 am on Friday, January 8, 2016. The meeting will be held in New York City and is open to the public. Those interested in attending must register by Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by calling the State Commission Office (518) 473-8882 or emailing Guests at the meeting must be on the attendee list and produce photo identification in order to be admitted to the building.


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NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Child Care and Development Fund Plan

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) will hold three public hearings on New York State’s proposed three-year plan to receive assistance under the Social Security Act and the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, also known as the Child Care and Development Fund.  This year’s plan has been revised to include the new provisions set forth in the CCDBG Act of 2014.  The law reauthorizes and significantly revises the purposes of the CCDF program and requirements.  The state’s proposed plan will cover the period of June 1, 2016 – September 30, 2018.   

The purpose of this federal block grant program is to increase the availability, affordability and quality of child care services.  Federal funds would be available to assist New York State in supporting subsidies for child day care services to low-income families upon the plan’s approval by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  Funding also would be available for improving the quality of child day care services and increasing the availability of early childhood development programs, as well as before- and after-school services. 

Pursuant to the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, the public is invited to provide input into the development of the final plan.  Areas for comment include program priorities for child care and suggested avenues for local input in shaping the state’s child care agenda.  Information about the state’s proposed three-year child care plan will be available on the OCFS website. Members of the public may email comments to:

Persons interested in providing oral testimony during the public hearings must register their intent to do so five days prior to the public hearing with the Division of Child Care Services, Office of Children and Family Services, 52 Washington Street, Room 309 South, Rensselaer, NY  12144.  People can also register by calling (518) 474-9454, or by submitting the registration form.  Oral testimony is limited to ten minutes in length and must be followed up with written testimony within five days after the hearing.  Persons interested only in submitting written comments must mail such comments within five days after the public hearing to the Division of Child Care Services, attention Alicia Flint, at the address above.

The hearings are scheduled as follows:

Date:   Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Time:  10am - 2pm
Place: NYS Office of Children and Family Services
            Room 102 South
            52 Washington Street
            Rensselaer, NY  12144

Date:   Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Time:  11am - 3pm
Place: Child Care Council, Inc.
595 Blossom Road
            Rochester, NY  14620

Date:   Friday, January 29, 2016
Time:  10am - 2pm
Place: NYC Administration for Children’s Services
            150 William Street, 19th Manhattan Room
            New York, NY  10038


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