Overview

Oneida County Department of Family and Community Services offers Child Care Assistance for recipients of Temporary Assistance who are working or participating in an approved training or educational program.

Child Care Assistance is also available for individuals who are not receiving Temporary Assistance. These individuals must be:

  • Financially eligible
  • Be employed a minimum of 10 hours per week and/or enrolled in an approved educational/training program
  • Or be a Foster Parent

An approved educational program can be an individual enrolled in High School/GED program or an approved 2-year College Degree/Certificate program.

Those who qualify for Child Care Assistance are able to choose their own Child Care provider. The Department works closely with The Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCCCE). Families can select from a list, provided by The Child Care Council, of Daycare Centers or Licensed/Certified Family Child Care providers. Parent/Caretaker may also select a friend, relative, neighbor etc. who can apply to be enrolled as an Informal (Legally-Exempt) Child Care provider.

Those who are receiving Temporary Assistance in Oneida County and have questions regarding Child Care Assistance should contact their Workforce Development Counselor at (315) 798-5015.

Those who are not receiving Temporary Assistance can call (315)-266-6191 with any questions or to ask for a Child Care Application. An application can also be requested by emailing DSSDAYCARE@OCGOV.NET.

Phil Martini

Director of Employment & Daycare

State Income Standards

Below are the annual income guidelines to be used, effective October 1, 2023, to determine eligibility for childcare services funded by the CCBG.

Family Size State Median Income (SMI) for New York 85% SMI for New York

1

$66,457.04

$56,488.48

2

$86,905.36

$73,869.56

3

$107,353.68

$91,250.63

4

$127,802.00

$108,631.70

5

$148,250.32

$126,012.77

6

$168,698.64

$143,393.84

7

$172,532.70

$146,652.80

8

$176,366.76

$149,911.75

9

$180,200.82

$153,170.70

10

$184,034.88

$156,429.65

11

$187,868.94

$159,688.60

12

$191,703.00

$162,947.55

13

$195.537.06

$166.206.50

14

$199,371.12

$169,465.45

15

$203,205.18

$172,724.40

16

$207,039.24

$175,983.35

17

$210,873.30

$179,242.31

18

$214,707.36

$182,501.26

19

$218,541.42

$185,760.21

20

$222,375.48

$189,019.16

Family Size New York State Income Standard (SIS) 300% SIS

1

$15,060

$45,180

2

$20,440

$61,320

3

$25,820

$77,460

4

$31,200

$93,600

5

$36,580

$109,740

6

$41,960

$125,880

7

$47,340

$142,020

8

$52,720

$158,160

9

$58,100

$174,300

10

$63,480

$190,440

11

$68,860

$206,580

12

$74,240

$222,720

13

$79,620

$238,860

14

$85,000

$255,000

15

$90,380

$271,140

16

$95,760

$287,280

17

$101,140

$303,420

18

$106,520

$319,560

19

$111,900

$335,700

20

$117,280

$351,840

Each Additional Person

$5,380

$16,140

Frequently Asked Questions

Q

Is there a cost for childcare to the parent/caretaker?

Q

What are the age guidelines for childcare?

Q

How are providers reimbursed?

Q

Must a daycare provider be licensed/registered to receive payment?

Q

How can I obtain a list of certified/licensed Child Care) Providers?

Q

How can I explore becoming a certified/licensed Child Care Provider?

Q

What is the Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP?

Q

How can I apply to receive Child Care Assistance?

Q

If I have a Child Care Complaint, who do I contact?

Oneida County Partners