FCCMPL 20 (Pandemic Support Payments: Type A Homes, Type B Homes, Day Camps, and In-Home Aides)
Family Child Care Manual Procedure Letter No. 20
May 28, 2020
TO: All Child Care Day Camp Manual Holders All Child Care In-Home Aide Manual Holders All Family Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Kimberly Hall, Director
SUBJECT: Pandemic Support Payments: Type A Homes, Type B Homes, Day Camps, and In-Home Aides

Background:

As Governor DeWine announced, on May 31, 2020 child care will re-open with reduced class sizes, increased hand washing, temperature screening, and additional recommendations to keep children and professionals’ health and safety the top priority. Additionally, the Governor announced an additional $60 million investment to create a grant program to support providers during this time. As a result, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has created the below grant framework.

Support

For the month of June, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has established the grant structure outlined below. For July payments, ODJFS will use the data gathered during June, regarding the number of programs open and children served to establish the payment structure for July and beyond, if possible. For June there is one type of payment:

1.COVID-19 Payment: Licensed, approved and certified child care providers (Type A homes and Type B homes, Day Camps and In-Home Aides) will be eligible for a monthly COVID-19 payment. These payments are intended to provide assistance in covering the cost of COVID-19 classroom dividers, cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), temporary sinks, thermometers, and other expenses.

Payments for Day Camps and In-Home Aides are a flat monthly amount. Family Child Care programs will have payments based off the program’s star rating. The payment structure is as follows:

   Rating
Setting Base Payment 1 star 2 star 3 star 4 star 5 star Unrated

Day Camps -

Registered

$2,500  

Day Camps -

Approved

$3,500

In Home

Aides

$100

Type B

Homes

$250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $500 $250

Type A

homes

$500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,000 $500

 

Application & Payment

The application may be submitted beginning June 1st through June 21, 2020. Processing of payments will begin the week of June 8, 2020. Eligible providers must submit an application through the Ohio Child Care Resource Referral Association (OCCRRA) via a program’s organization dashboard at https://registry.occrra.org/.

As stated above, ODJFS will utilize data collected during the month of June to establish the payment structure for July and any additional payments. A new application submission will be required to receive a July payment.

Reconciliation

A reconciliation will be required for each payment received. For the June payment, the reconciliation is due July 31, 2020. Programs should retain receipts, invoices and documentation for expenses. Reconciliation submission guidance will be provided by OCCRRA.

Questions

Please email your questions to pandemicsupportgrant@occrra.org