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 copays, 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 December 31, 2021.


Child Care Payments Based on Enrollment

The Division of Family Development is extending the COVID-19 child care subsidy enrollment-based payment through December 31, 2021. 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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9/14/21