Summer Youth Camp Financial Assistance for Parents

If you are not eligible for the Child Care Assistance Program (you can check your eligibility here), you may be eligible to receive financial assistance through your summer youth camp.  To receive financial assistance you must be: a New Jersey resident; have a household annual income that does not exceed $100,000 per year; and not be receiving child care assistance from any other publicly-funded child care program. You will apply for this financial assistance through your camp, if your camp applied for and received Summer Youth Camp Grant funds. Camps who have been approved for funding are listed here. If you do not see your summer camp listed, encourage them to apply by sharing this flyer with your provider! You can reach out to your local CCR&R for further assistance.

Temporary COVID-19 Family Differential Payments

These payments continue supporting eligible families with the cost of child care by covering any additional amount they may owe for fees or the difference between what the state pays and the provider charges. Family Differential Payments provide up to $300 for full-time care, or $150 for part-time care, per eligible child, per month on top of the child care assistance rate paid by the state on behalf of the family through the end of 2023.

Child Care Payments Based on Enrollment

The Division of Family Development is extending the COVID-19 child care subsidy enrollment-based payment through August 2022. This means tracking child care attendance via swipe cards or phone calls will continue to be on hold and child care providers will continue to be paid based on the number of enrolled children who receive state assistance in their program, rather than attendance. Parents do not need to check their child in and out of care. 


Additional resources are available on our Coronavirus page

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