What is The Subsidized Child Care Program?
The Subsidized Child Care Program provides child care assistance to low-income children in the state of North Carolina. The program works by sharing the cost of child care costs with families as opposed to having the families front the entire cost of child care on their own. (NCDHHS).
What to Know if You or a Friend Wants to Provide Care for Children Receiving Subsidy
- Providers are required to enroll through the NC FAST Provider Portal, enroll in Direct Deposit with the state’s direct deposit vendor, and sign the Provider Agreement.
- Providers must have a rated license of 3 stars or higher
- Religious-sponsored programs (also known as G.S. 110 – 106) must have a Notice of Compliance letter
- If a provider has not yet provided care under the SCCA Program, the provider will need to visit the LPA in-person with a photo ID and a copy of the Provider’s DCDEE license to verify identity.
What Do You Do Now?
- Get in touch with your County Child Care Contact to find out information about enrolling in the Subsidized Child Care Assistance Program.
- Obtain your Business NCID and contact your DSS/LPA and provide the NCID so that it may be linked
- To complete the enrollment process, you must log into the NC FAST Provider Portal to enter in all your facility’s information including shifts offered, days worked, and private pay rates.
- After completing the initial enrollment in the NC FAST Provider Portal, you will re-enroll through the portal annually.
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Source: Division of Child Development and Early Education
Written by BréLeigh Stragand, Marketing Assistant