The grant covers eligible child care, including infant and toddler day care, pre-school/pre-K programs, care on school holidays, school-age summer day camps/programs, and school-age before/after school care. This grant helps you explore options and find creative solutions to some of the child care challenges you face.
The Child Care Grant has an annual application period each September for the following calendar year.
You must complete and submit a Child Care Grant application and supporting documentation on or before the deadline (September 30, 2019 for 2020 funding).
Applications are completed online, but the completed applications must be printed and submitted with all required documentation attached to HR Services and Transitions Center either in person, via Cornell's Secure File Transfer, or by sending via U.S. Mail (postmarked by September 30, 2019.)
If sending by U.S. Mail, mail to:
Child Care Grant
395 Pine Tree Road
East Hill Office Building, Suite 110
Ithaca, New York 14850
If using Cornell's Secure File Transfer, please scan and send all pages as one document using these instructions:
- Visit sft.cornell.edu
- Log in with NetID
- Click on "Prepare Upload"
- Enter the following NetID: TR19 for Theresa Rapacki and click “Add.”
- Click "Choose File" and upload documents
- Click "Send"
Applications (including required documentation) that do not have a September 30, 2019 (or earlier) U.S. postmark and/or electronic applications received after the September 30, 2019 deadline will not be accepted. Incomplete applications, including any with missing documentation, will not be considered for the Grant and will be returned.
By submitting an application and documentation for the Grant, you are certifying that your expenses and your household income are accurately estimated and eligible under the legal care definitions. Cornell Benefit Services and Administration will be reviewing all applications, documentation, awards, and claims, in an effort to detect any potential fraudulent activity. Any misrepresentation of information can result in the termination of the Grant and could have adverse employment consequences.