Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $65 million in federal CARES Act funding is available for child care providers statewide.
The funding available includes:
$20 million to assist childcare program with reopening and expansion of capacity by providing materials to support a more socially distant model, and for supplies and activities associated with reopening and expansion. This may include partitions, short term rental of space, etc.
$45 million in childcare reopening and expansion incentive funds to pay for 50% of the cost of a newly opened classroom (maximum grant amount of $6,000) as an incentive to open the classroom. The temporary funds will phase out over the second and third months as more parents bring their children back into childcare.
The maximum awards for the $20 million in reopening and restructuring incentives depend on the size of the program and range from $300 to $1,600 one-time grants. 

Child care programs may apply to OCFS through July 15.