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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) held four virtual 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 (CCDF). The state’s proposed plan will cover the period of October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2024.

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 was invited to provide input into the development of the final plan, including input on program priorities for child care and avenues for local input in shaping the state’s child care agenda. Information about the state’s proposed three-year child care plan is available on the OCFS website on the main CCDF page.

How to Submit Comments

Oral Testimony

There are no remaining availabilities to give oral testimony.

All sessions have been held.

Written Comments

Members of the public interested in submitting only written comments must mail such comments by June 1 to:

Division of Child Care Services
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street, Room 309 South
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Attention: Rulyn Vogel

OR can email comments to: ocfs.sm.ccdf.comments@ocfs.ny.gov

OR can submit comments via fax to 518-474-1761.

Attending

All sessions have been held.

Members of the public interested in the public hearings can listen to the records of the meetings below.

Dates & Times

The virtual hearings were scheduled as follows:

CCDF Plan Public Hearing PowerPoint Presentation

This is the OCFS presentation given at each of the CCDF Plan public hearings listed below.

May 17th CCDF Plan Public Hearing

Date and Time: Monday, May 17, 2021 1 p.m. EDT (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 3 hours

May 20th CCDF Plan Public Hearing

Date and Time: Thursday, May 20, 2021 10 a.m. EDT (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 3 hours

May 21st CCDF Plan Public Hearing

Date and Time: Friday, May 21, 2021 10 a.m. EDT (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 3 hours

May 24th CCDF Plan Public Hearing

Date and Time: Monday, May 24, 2021 12 noon EDT (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 4 hours