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Our Daycare Subsidy program provides child care subsidies to families with incomes below 300% of the federal poverty level.

The eligibility for subsidy is based on the parents'/guardians' participation in at least one of the following:

  • Educational and training programs that lead to employment in a demand occupation. The list of demand occupations is generated by the state   Department of Labor.
  • Working parents
  • Teenage parents who were completing their high school education.
  • Families who needed help to prevent a child's out-of-home placement.
  • Working parents who are transitioning from Temporary Assistance
  • Day care for Foster Parents to ensure day care while working.

Family income eligibility levels have been established at or below 85% of the state median income (SMI) for New York State. Please refer to the chart below for the maximums based on family size.

Family Size

State Median Income (SMI) for New York

85% SMI for New York


























To apply, please call (716) 373-8065 with any questions or to request an application.


If you are interested in becoming an approved provider, please contact our contract agency, Accord at (585) 268-7605.