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Child Care Subsidy

We provide subsidized day care to eligible county residents. We can help offset the day care costs for you while you attend work or school. There is no cost to apply. You can keep your existing provider and reduce day care costs to as little as $1 per week.

Level of Eligibility per Family Size (based on federal poverty level valid until 5/31/2022)
Family Size 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Each Add'l
Annual $38,840 $43,920 $53,000 $62,080 $71,160 $80,240 $89,320 Add $756
Month $2,903 $3,600 $4,416 $5,173 $5,930 $6,886 $7,443 Per Month

To apply for a Child Care Subsidy you must file an application packet.

The packet can be downloaded, picked up any DCFS location (60 Market St, Poughkeepsie 12601, Eastern Dutchess Government Center, 131 County House Rd, Millbrook NY 12545, or Beacon Center, 223 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508) or call 845.486.3148 for a packet to mailed to you. 

List of necessary documents for determining eligibility (pdf)

Application Packet:

To either find or become an approved child care provider visit the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam website or call 845-473-4141 

Contact should not be used to submit applications or case documents as we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of these document submissions. Please use NYdocsubmit (mobile phone application) or visit

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