Child care subsidy program changes

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Republished, Originally posted in the Coast Guard Compass

Coast Guard Seaman Deanna Moentman, a crew member at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., prepares to feed her daughter Delayna at daycare April 10, 2013. Moentman goes to the daycare every day during her lunch break to spend as much time as she can with Delayna. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham

The Coast Guard’s Child Care Subsidy Program has transitioned from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Navy office of Child and Youth Programs, effective April 1, 2019. During the transition, advance payments were made to the child care providers for the months of April and May, which were combined with the March subsidy payment.

The USDA stopped accepting new applications, reapplications, provider changes and re-certifications on March 1, 2019. To facilitate the transition, the Navy CYP has begun accepting and processing current provider agreements and new applications. In order to begin subsidy payments to providers, members must ensure that selected child care providers submit the provider agreements to the Navy CYP.

Effective immediately, Navy CYP is accepting new parent and provider applications to include applications that did not meet the previous provider’s March 1, 2019, deadline. Applications and provider agreements can be submitted to the Navy CYP email address, and forms can be downloaded by accessing the FAQ page on the Navy CYP Community Program.

For members who could not apply to the program due to the transition to the Navy CYP, a process is being developed to provide a retroactive payment for services rendered during this time. Members will be required to submit copies of invoices and timesheet verifying their child’s enrollment period of March 1 to May 31, 2019, to receive this payment.

All members are encouraged to contact their child care provider regarding reconciling the two months advance payment transmitted with the March payment. Providers will need to submit their April and May invoices and timesheet to the Navy CYP for processing.

 


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