Thousands of Waiting Students to Receive Afterschool Vouchers
Thousands of students on waitlists may soon be approved for vouchers as the state released additional funds for the program, reported the Hamodia.
The administrations of Mayor Adams and Gov. Hochul worked together on a plan to use previously allocated state funding for the program.
Families currently on the waitlist will receive an application in the mail to apply for the program while ACS will set up a new Child Care Contact Portal to replace the Voucher Waitlist Request Form.
Anyone with questions can call 212-835-7610.
“One of the main issues that community leaders discussed with Mayor Adams during the campaign was the backlog and the scarcity of afterschool vouchers,” said Joel Rosenfeld, director of government affairs for Bobov institutions.” It is great to hear that so early in his administration, the mayor has once again proven to be a friend to our community and is tackling the issues so important to us.”
“Working parents in our community have been struggling for years to secure childcare,” said Rabbi Moshe Dovid Niederman of the UJO of Williamsburg. “Mayor Adams has once again taken a firm stance that members of our community must receive the same assistance and services that all New Yorkers do.”