Income Eligible Childcare Subsidies

Childcare subsidies help parents/guardians who are striving to be self-sufficient by giving them choices in childcare arrangements and by helping them pay for quality childcare. Childcare subsidies are provided to individuals to:

  1. Assist them in transitioning from temporary assistance to employment.
  2. Support children while their parent/guardian participates in drug, alcohol or mental health services.
  3. Assist low income working families maintain employment by paying a portion of child care costs.


Families with adults who are working, but are earning lower incomes, might qualify for a daycare subsidy. Families with income levels falling within a specific range are eligible.

More details regarding day care assistance can be found here:  What You Should Know


To apply for a childcare subsidy please review this letter for instructions regarding what additional information/documentation you must gather and then click on the “Child Care Application” link below or call the Department of Social services at 315-946-4881 to request a Child Care Application packet.
6025-Child Care Application
6026-Child Care Application Instructions
Wayne County Application Cover Sheet

Complete the Application and the Wayne County Cover Sheet.  Then send it and the required documents to:

Department of Social Services – Childcare Unit
77 Water St.
P.O. Box 10
Lyons, NY  14489