FCCMPL 23 (Pandemic Support Payments: Type A Homes, Type B Homes and In-Home Aides)
Family Child Care Manual Procedure Letter No. 23
August 11, 2020
TO: All Family Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: All Child Care In-Home Aide Manual Holders
SUBJECT: Pandemic Support Payments: Type A Homes, Type B Homes and In-Home Aides

Background:

On May 31, 2020 child care reopened with reduced class sizes, increased hand washing, temperature screening, and additional recommendations to keep children and professionals’ health and safety the top priority. Governor DeWine announced an additional $60 million investment for early care programs by creating a grant program in order to help support programs during this time. As a result, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services issued Family Child Care Center Manual Procedure Letter No. 20 and Child Care In-Home Aide Manual Procedure Letter No. 5 to establish the grant structure for June 2020. Family Child Care Center Manual Procedure Letter No. 22 and Child Care In-Home Aide Manual Procedure Letter No. 6 were issued to convey the grant structure for July 2020.

Support

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has established the grant structures outlined below by program type.

COVID-19 Support Grant Payment:

Licensed, approved and certified child care providers (Type A homes and Type B homes and In-Home Aides) that are newly licensed/certified in August and programs licensed/certified prior to March just re-opening for the first time 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. 

Application & Payment

A new application submission will be required to receive a payment. Pending approval by the Ohio General Assembly, the application may be submitted beginning August 25, 2020 through September 4, 2020.  Processing of payments will begin the week of September 21, 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/.

The payment structure is as follows:

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

 

Reconciliation

A reconciliation will be required for each payment received.  The reconciliations are due by October 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