What We Do:

Promise NYC is a program funded by New York City that will cover the cost of child care at a child care provider of the family’s choice until June 30th, 2023 (if additional funding is available, the program may continue beyond this date). 

Who We Do it For:

Children may be eligible if: 

  • Their immigration status makes them ineligible for other, federally-funded subsidized child care
  • They live in New York City
  • They are 6 months to 13 years old 
  • Your household income is below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level, which means a household of:
      • 2 with income under $4,578 per month ($54,930 per year) 
      • 3 with income under $5,758 per month ($69,090 per year) 
      • 4 with income under $6,938 per month ($83,250 per year) 
      • 5 with income under $8,118 per month ($97,410 per year) 

Income limits continue to increase for larger families

Information for Child Care Providers:

If a family came to you with an Eligibility Verification letter, the following are resources you may find helpful as you enroll the child(ren)

  • Enrollment Verification Form that is required for each child you will enroll
  • W-9 that is required the first time you register with us as a provider.
  • Model Invoice you can use for monthly invoicing. You are welcome to use your own invoice if it has all required information. However, using our model invoice with its attestation language verifying the child(ren) remain(s) in care will help ensure we can issue payment promptly. The invoice is also available in Word so you can type into it directly.

If you have any questions or needs these documents don’t answer, please call us at (929) 415-3999.

If you would like us to add you to our list of providers for prospective families, please complete this form.

Contact Us:

If you have reviewed the eligibility criteria above and believe you are eligible, please call us at (929) 415-3999 on Tuesdays between 10am-12pm for screening. This is the fastest way to be screened. 


Providers with questions about participating should review the information above and, if you still have questions, call us at (929) 415-3999 on Tuesdays or email us at promisenyc@nmic.org


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