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Child Care Subsidy Application Form English
Child Care Subsidy Application Form Spanish
Child Care Subsidy Notification of Change Form

E-Child Care Training/Fiscal

English Version
Spanish Version (electronic)
IVR Provider Packet 2015 Note: New email for banking is
Provider Agreement 2015
Web-Portal Guide 2015
Provider IVR User Manual
Provider POS User Manual
E-Child Electronic Payment Dates
SFY 2018 Maximum Child Care Payment Rates
POS Provider Packet
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POS Quick Reference Guide
POS Quick Reference Guide – other languages
IVR Provider Packet

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IVR Quick Reference Guide
E-Child Care Training Video
Payment Processing and Discrepancy Reporting
Level of Services Definition and Application

Sanction Information for Providers
Provider Sanction Letter Notice
Notice failure to utilize to e-child care form
Provider or affiliate exclusion from participation
Sanction Information for Parents


Family Services

Child Care Subsidy Program Parent Handbook
NJ Helps
Family Care
NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development
Child Care Aware of New Jersey
Child Care Aware of America
Child Care in State of NJ
Child Care Map of Passaic County
Grow NJ Kids
National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
New Jersey Family Child Care Providers Association (NJFCCPA)
Save the Children
State Earned Income Tax Credit
Schools Development Authority (SDA) districts, formerly Abbott

Passaic County New Jersey Area Libraries

Ready4K! to sign up for kindergarten. Text “Ready4K” to 313131. For more information, go to

Payment Assistance Programs

Comcast Announces Nationwide Internet Program that Targets Low-Income Families, Enrolling 1 Million to Date

Low Income Families with a child who receives free or reduced lunch at school, live in public housing, or, in some parts of the country, senior citizens may be eligible for a less expensive alternative to internet services nationwide.

In the Philadelphia are, one of the nation’s most expensive for web access, 31,000 families have signed up through the Internet Essentials program, which gives families high-speed broadband access for $9.95 a month, a fraction of the commercial rate.  The program allows (them to purchase a computer for under $150 (in some states) .

To sign up visit:  or call 1-855-846-8376, or call 1-855-765-6995.

Low-Income Programs

Program Name LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
Description LIHEAP helps very low-income eligible residential customers pay their winter heating and cooling bills. You may qualify even if your heat is included in the rent. To be eligible to receive a financial grant, your household income cannot exceed the amounts allowed in the following household income table.  LIHEAP also can assist with emergency heating system services and emergency financial assistance during a specific time of the year.

The LIHEAP program is currently closed but will start taking applications again on October 1, 2017.

How to Apply
For more information
Program Name NJ Universal Service Fund (USF)
Description The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities created the Universal Service Fund (USF), which helps make energy bills more affordable for low-income customers. If you’re eligible, USF can lower the amount you have to pay for your gas and electric bills.
How to Apply *USF accepts applications all year.

*Note: once application is completed, it must be mailed or delivered to the Intake Agency in your county.

For more information

Moderate-Income Programs

Program Name Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses (TRUE) & Payment Assistance Gas and Electric (PAGE)
Description The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities provided funding has provided funding to  the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) for two grants, both intended for low- to moderate-income New Jersey residents who are struggling to pay their electric and natural gas bills. They are Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses (TRUE) and the Payment Assistance Gas and Electric  (PAGE).  Up to $750/utility is available under each program, depending on the balance owed.
How to Apply Click here for program eligibility requirements and how to apply.
For more information
Program Name NJ SHARES
Description NJ SHARES has funds available for PSE&G customers who are behind on their utility bills

New Jersey SHARES, Inc. is an energy-assistance program that assists moderate income households who do not qualify for federal or state energy programs such as LIHEAP and/or USF and whose income does not exceed 400% of the Federal Poverty Level. Each client fills out an electronic application with the assistance of a local community-based organization or can apply online. New Jersey SHARES partners with more than 200 organizations statewide.

Eligibility is determined by income and household size. Applicants must demonstrate a temporary financial need and made a good-faith payment of $100 or more within 90 days of applying for NJ SHARES. New Jersey SHARES maximum grant was increased to $1,200. Customer can received grants up to $700 for gas and $500 for electric service. Customers heating with electric can received up to $700 on their electric heat account.

Grants are available all year.  Grants must result in continuance and/or restoration of service.

To donate or apply for the New Jersey SHARES program, please call toll-free 1-866-NJSHARES (1-866-657-4273) or visit

How to Apply
For more information
  • Visit the NJ SHARES website.
  • Call 1-866-NJSHARES (657- 4273).

Seniors/Disabled Adults

Program Name NJ Lifeline Credit Program
Description NJ Lifeline is a $225 yearly credit for your electric or gas bill. You must be a New Jersey resident; 65 years of age or older or 18 years of age or older and receiving Social Security Title II Disability benefits. Your annual income (not the household income), effective January 1, 2017 is less than $26,655 if single or less than $32,680 if married.
How to Apply
  • Click here to download an application.
  • Write to NJ Lifeline, P.O. Box 715, Trenton, NJ 08625-0714 for an application.
  • Pick up an application from one of PSE&G’s 16 walk-in Customer Service Centers.
  • Mail completed applications to:  NJ Dept of Human Services/Revenue Processing Center – PAAD/NJ Lifeline Program, PO Box 637, Trenton, NJ 08625-9826.
For more information