Step 1: Attend our Child Care Subsidy Orientation Training. These trainings are offered twice per month in each region.
Step 2: Complete the online Child Care Subsidy Program Vendor Application
Step 3: Gather and submit required documentation with the online application.
- Documentation of operating status (does not apply to in-home care providers or Unlicensed Family Day Homes). Examples include: Certificate of Registration, Exemption Letter, License, or Permit.
- Form W-9
- Form W-9 supporting documentation. Examples include: copy of social security card, IRS Notification Letter 147C, or IRS Notification Letter SS-4.
- Professional Development Certificate of Completion for VA Preservice Training for Child Care Staff. This training is required for the Program Director/Owner or Designee.
- Additional documentation is required based on your program’s category of care. Review this chart and include this documentation with your application as well.
Step 4: All applicants are required to undergo a subsidy monitoring inspection prior to approval and once annually, thereafter. A representative of the Office of Health and Safety will contact the applicant within 30 days of referral by the Child Care Subsidy Program staff (note: child care programs approved under local ordinance have additional inspection requirements.)
Step 5: Applicants will receive a letter or email with their approval or denial within 45 days of their subsidy monitoring inspection results being received.
Visit the VDOE microsite or more detailed information.
Once you become an approved Subsidy Vendor, consider attending our Steps to Success for Subsidy Vendors training series.