DELCO School Age Child Care COVID Support
Funding extended! Now supporting ages 0-5!
Applications for this program will reopen March 2nd.
The Delaware County Council has unanimously approved and funded up to $2M for DELCO School Age Child Care COVID Support. These resources are for families who have found themselves with additional child care related costs as a result of needing child care for their children who are not able to attend school full time due to the pandemic.
CCPN worked closely with ELRC 15, and the Delaware County Women’s Commission on this project. Families will apply for children who need assistance. Early learning programs will apply in order to receive the funds to be applied toward approved families' tuition. Families can only receive funding for children at early learning programs that have applied and been approved.
Early learning programs will be sent payments directly for the children who are cared for at their centers, and will use those funds to reduce the cost of care for families that are eligible. Families will be responsible for any additional costs. A maximum of $40.00 per child, per service day, will be distributed until June 30th, 2021. (Previously was only 45 days.)
You can now view a list of already approved providers here. Applications are below. Please read through the eligibility first.
The eligibility guidelines are below. Both the provider, and the families whose children receive care from the provider, will need to submit a complete application before funding can be allocated. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. (For the definition of "family" as used in the guidelines, refer to 55 Pa. Code § 3041.31. Family size.)
Must meet all guidelines below in order to be eligible to receive funding:
Be physically located in Delaware County, PA.
Provide proof of an active DHS license in good standing (no violations) including MPI #.
Provide accounts payable information in order to disburse the funds directly to provider.
Submit attendance to CCPN monthly in order to verify funding amount for child.
Attest that that the subsidy will be applied to reduce the payment for care of the eligible families, and that families in the program do not receive CCW/CCIS. (This funding is separate from CCW/CCIS. If a family is already receiving that, they are not eligible to also receive this.)
Must meet all guidelines below in order to be eligible for funding.
Must reside in Delaware County, PA and be adversely affected by COVID-19.
Must be receiving child care from a provider in Delaware County, PA that has been approved to receive the funds. You can see a list of already approved providers here.
Children requiring care must be ages 0 to 13 years old at the time of applying. (Previously was only 5-13.)
Must not be receiving a subsidy through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program (CCW or CCIS).
Must provide Proof of Identity (driver's license, photo ID, passport) and Proof of Address (lease, utility bill, pay stub).
Must attest their income, family, and child care information.
Gross income must be less than or equal to the chart below (100% of the Area Median Income):
How To Apply
Below, there are two applications. Providers complete one application, and families receiving care complete the other. A complete and accurate application from both providers and families will expedite the funds being disbursed.
You can reach out to CCPN for questions about eligibility, applying, and payments.