Supplemental Rate Payments for Family Child Care Providers

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In accordance with the agreement between Child Care Providers United (CCPU) and the state, supplemental rate payments for licensed family child care home and license-exempt providers who serve children receiving subsidies will be issued consistent with a methodology established by CCPU. The Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) is the entity selected to issue these payments to providers.

Family child care providers are eligible for a one-time payment in Spring 2022 if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Licensed family child care home providers who have cared for at least one child receiving state-subsidized child care for three months between May and October 2021. Family child care home providers must have an active license to be eligible.
  • Family, friend, and neighbor (i.e., license-exempt) providers who have cared for at least one child receiving state-subsidized child care for the months of August, September, and October 2021.

One-time payments will be issued in the following amounts:

  • Small licensed family child care provider: $8,000
  • Large licensed family child care provider: $10,000
  • License-exempt child care provider: $1,500

In addition to the one-time payments listed above, eligible providers will also receive monthly payments during Fiscal Year 2022-23 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023). Amounts for monthly payments in FY 2022-23 will be determined closer to July 2022.

Any questions?

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the supplemental rate payment?
Pursuant to the agreement between the State of California and the Child Care Providers United (CCPU) union, and Assembly Bill (AB) 131 (Section 264), $289,000,000 in funding through June 2023 is available through reimbursement rate supplements to support eligible family child care providers in addressing equity in child care provider pay and increasing reimbursement rates. This supplemental pay will be distributed in a one-time payment to eligible providers in this fiscal year, followed by monthly payments to eligible providers in the next fiscal year (FY).

I received an email about the supplemental rate payment. How do I receive my payment?
Follow the instructions in the email to verify your contact information and preferred method of payment (check or direct deposit), and provide a W-9. Complete information must be provided in order to receive the one-time payment for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

Who is eligible to receive a payment?
Licensed family child care home providers, with an active license, who have cared for at least one child receiving state-subsidized child care services for three months between May and October 2021.
License-exempt providers, currently providing subsidized child care services, (i.e., family, friend, and neighbor providers) who have cared for at least one child receiving state-subsidized child care services in August, September and October 2021 are eligible for a one-time payment in Spring 2022. Future eligibility for payments in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 will be determined closer to July 2022. 

How do I know if I have cared for a child receiving state-subsidized child care services?
If you cared for a child receiving subsidies from one of the following programs administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) or the California Department of Education (CDE), you have cared for a child receiving state-subsidized child care:

  • CalWORKs Stage 1 Child Care Program
  • CalWORKs Stage 2 Child Care Program (C2AP)
  • CalWORKs Stage 3 Child Care Program (C3AP)
  • California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP)
  • California Migrant Alternative Payment Program (CMAP)
  • Migrant Child Care and Development Program (CMIG)
  • General Child Care and Development Program (CCTR)
  • Family Child Care Home Education Network (CFCC)
  • The Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children (Bridge Program)
  • California State Preschool Program (CSPP)

If you are not sure which services the children in your care are receiving, please ask the agency that issues your reimbursement. Please note that federal programs not administered by the CDSS or CDE, such as Head Start, Migrant Seasonal Head Start, or military child care programs, do not provide eligibility for these payments.

If I am eligible, when will I receive a payment?
Eligible providers will receive a one-time payment starting in Spring 2022. Eligible providers will also receive monthly payments during Fiscal Year 2022 - 23 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023).

How do I find out if I am eligible to receive a payment?
Eligible providers with email addresses will be sent an email with a personalized link after March 9 with instructions about how to receive payment. 

How much will I receive? 
One-time payments will be issued in the following amounts:

  • Small licensed family child care provider: $8,000
  • Large licensed family child care provider: $10,000
  • License-exempt child care provider: $1,500 

Amounts for monthly payments in FY 2022-23 will be determined closer to July 2022.

Who is the Foundation for California Community Colleges and why am I receiving the payment from them?
The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the official nonprofit auxiliary partner to the California Community Colleges. The organization’s work benefits colleges, students, and communities, and aims to promote more equitable outcomes for all Californians. Recognizing the Foundation’s statewide reach, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has contracted with them to issue and distribute the supplemental rate payments.

Is the payment taxable?
Since the payment is more than $600, it is taxable. Child care providers receiving a payment will be directed to a portal to complete tax information to receive the payment.

I have not received notification about the payment but believe I am eligible. Who can look into this for me?
If you believe you are eligible for the one-time supplemental rate payment based on the eligibility description, but did not receive the email with a personalized link: you may not be eligible, or Foundation CCC may not have a valid email address on file. You may complete this eligibility review form to inquire if you are eligible. Please allow up to 30 business days to respond to your inquiry.

I received the email with a personalized link stating that I am eligible, but I need assistance with the form or need to request a change to my name. 
Please call the Child Care Providers United Supplemental Pay Helpline at (916) 980-8998. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST. Please note that the helpline is experiencing higher than average wait times.

I’m an eligible provider and submitted W-9 information to Foundation CCC last year. Do I need to submit my W-9 information again?
Yes, all eligible providers for the Supplemental Rate Payment in the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 must submit their W-9 information by completing the form through the unique link sent, even if you submitted this information last year. By completing the form through the unique link sent via email, your W-9 will be auto-generated for you.

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