Childcare cost assistance is available for eligible families with children ages 6 weeks to 13 years including families who: 

  • Are currently working or looking for employment. 
  • On Temporary Assistance and are working or involved in a work activity 
  • Going to school or a vocational program 
  • In receipt of a Child Protective or Preventative Services as part of a therapeutic service plan. 
  • Earn less than 85% of the state median income standard. 

Income eligibility guidelines: CCAP-Apply.pdf ( 

For more information you can access child care Assistance Program (CCAP) information documents at Child Care Assistance Program | Division of Child Care Services | Office of Children and Family Services ( or call Schuyler Department of Social Services at 607-535-8303 and ask to speak with the CCAP department. 

New Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Eligibility Questionnaire available to parents and caretakers! 

The Eligibility Questionnaire allows parents and caretakers to answer a few questions to see if they are eligible for CCAP. There are three sections to the tool: child eligibility, activity eligibility, and financial eligibility. Most of the questions are yes or no questions and the entire questionnaire takes 10 minutes or less to complete. When they are finished, families are referred to LDSS to apply or get more information. 

You can access the questionnaire directly by going to: