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Special Child Care Funding Application Instructions

Required Documents for Parents
Required Documents for Providers/Programs


For parents who received the Special Child Care Funding Letter (Notice# SCCF-1), click on the links below to access the SCCF application instructions and a list of all required documents that must be completed with your child care service program/provider.

In order to obtain the Special Child Care Funding (SCCF), you are required to:

  1.  Fill out both parts of the Special Child Care Funding Application that you received with the SCCF-1 letter and
  2. Submit the completed application to the Special Child Care Funding Unit along with all of the necessary supporting documents.

Make sure you have provided your signature on Part I: Family Information Form of the SCCF Application.

Applications will take 3 to 4 weeks to process. All families will be notified by mail of ACS’s eligibility decision.

Required Documents for Parents

For two parent households, documents must be submitted for each parent.

1. Employment Verification

  • Referral to Employer for Employee Income Information (CFWB-015)
  • or
  • Pay Stubs: Last two (2) current and consecutive pay stubs (must represent most recent month of pay)
  • Tax Form: Copy of complete tax returns (i.e. IRS Form 1040) including the appropriate schedules if self-employed

2. Educational/Vocational Training

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Required Documents for Providers/Programs

Below, you will find a list of documents that parents/guardians must complete and submit in order to have SCCF eligibility determined.

These documents, along with the completed application form, should be submitted via mail to ACS Division of Early Care and Education 66 John Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10038 Attn: Special Child Care Funding Unit or scanned and

If you wish to have any of the documents listed below mailed or emailed to you, please contact ACS Division of Early Care and Education by calling (212) 835-7610(select option 3) or send an email request to

  • Providers Currently Serving Subsidized Children (providers approved by ACS)
  • Indicate ACS Provider (six-digit) OR Program (seven-digit) number on the SCCF Application
  • Licensed Center-Based Providers Not Currently Serving ACS Subsidized Children
  • IRS Form W-9
  • Copy of NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Permit/Copy of IRS letter indicating Tax/Employer Identification Number (TIN/EIN)
  • SCCF Program Application (SCCF-1408 FORM)
  • Market Rate- Rate Adjustment Review Request Form
  • Registered/Licensed Home-Based Family Child Care and Group Family Child Care Providers Not Currently Serving ACS-Subsidized Children
  • IRS Form W-9
  • Copy of NYS OCFS Registration/ Permit
  • Copy of signed Social Security card or IRS letter indicating Tax/Employer Identification Number (TIN/EIN)

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