As of September 25, 2023, the Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood-PLUS (MCCYN-PLUS) program has launched in New York State to increase the availability of child care options for the state’s military families. MCCYN-PLUS extends eligibility for the federal military child care fee assistance program to all licensed/registered child care programs in New York State.
The MCCYN-PLUS expansion in New York State impacts more than 48,000 military families across the state who will now be able to choose from among 15,000 state-licensed/registered child care programs that are eligible to become approved providers. This federal assistance helps families cover the cost of child care and increases payments to child care providers by raising the federal rate cap per child per month to $1,800.
Military families can search for and select an approved child care provider through the Department of Defense’s (DOD) request-for-care website MilitaryChildCare.com.