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FAQs: Supplemental Rate Payments for Family Child Care Providers.

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 was distributed in a one-time payment to eligible providers in this fiscal year 2022, followed by monthly payments to eligible providers during the Fiscal Year 2023 from July 2022 - December 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.

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. 

I am getting error messages when I try to submit the form.

The form is set up to validate information and protect against fraud. 

If you receive error 198, unfortunately, we cannot accept an ACH payment with this account and you will need to provide another bank account or select a paper check instead. We recommend that you take your time to ensure your form is submitted accurately. Please follow each step carefully, and ensure that each field is properly filled. 

If you receive error 103, you may have entered personal non-matching information incorrectly. You will need to go back and re-enter the information as accurately as you can.  Note that common form errors are due to information not matching. Provider First Name and Last Name must match the name on the bank account. Provider First Name and Last Name must match the Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number provided.

I’m an eligible provider for FY23 and submitted W-9 information to FoundationCCC for the FY22 one-time payment. Do I need to submit my W-9 information again?

If you have previously completed your W9 form for the FY22 one-time supplemental rate payment and would like to continue to receive payments via the same method, no further action is needed on your part. You can expect to receive your first payment on or after August 31, 2022.
Please note that if you wish to change your payment method or update your mailing address, you must notify us by phone during our normal hours of operation at (916) 980-8998 before the payment date. A representative will re-send your unique link and you will need to resubmit the W9 form with your new preferred payment method or mailing address.

I was approved for a FY22 one-time payment and submitted my W9 information, but have an issue with my payment (for example, did not receive payment, received the wrong amount, etc). 

The W9 form to receive a FY22 one-time payment closed on July 22, with final FY22 one-time payments issued on or after August 10. If you submitted the W9 information form by July 22 and have an issue with your payment, you must contact the helpline by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. 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, with interpretation services as needed.

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.

I provide child care services to children in Head Start. Am I eligible?

No. Only providers who care for children in state-subsidized child care programs are eligible.

The following state-subsidized child care programs are eligible:

  • 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)

Are the payments taxable?

Since the payments will total more than $600, they are taxable. Eligible child care providers will be directed to a portal to complete tax information in order to receive the payment.

What is the status of my payment?

The status of the payment is dependent on many variables. For specific information, 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, with interpretation services as needed.

I have a corrected/new address.

To provide updated information, 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, with interpretation services as needed.

My payment has been lost/stolen. Can my check be reissued?

Payments can be reissued if they are lost/stolen. 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, with interpretation services as needed.

I believe I received the wrong payment amount.

If there is an error in the amount of the payment, 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, with interpretation services as needed.

I need my 1099 form for my taxes. When will I get my 1099?

1099s will be mailed by January 31 for prior year payments.

This payment doesn’t begin to cover the hardship that my business has endured because of Covid-19; where can I find out about more resources?

Please visit these additional resources:

Where can I get more information about the Supplemental Rate payments? 

For more information, please visit CDSS’ website

 

Contact Us

For questions not answered in our FAQs, please contact: Child Care Providers United Supplemental Pay Helpline (916) 980-8998, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST

childcareproviderpay@foundationccc.org

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