POC Contract & CARES Act Memo

POC Contracts and CARES Act Memo

Announcement for Child Care Providers 

Please refer to the POC Contracts and CARES Act Memo for additional reporting requirements and responsibilities during the State of Emergency, due to COVID-19.

During the State of Emergency, the Child Care Contract you have entered into with the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Social Services, is being funded in whole or in part by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. CARES Act funds have been provided by the Federal Government of the United States of America directly to the State of Delaware. Although your current contract still stands, acceptance of CARES Act funds requires some additional requirements and responsibilities.

Below is a summary of the additional requirements and responsibilities, but providers should refer to the POC Contracts and CARES Act Memo for further information:

  • Providers are now required to keep records for 6 years, instead of 3 years and those records must be available for auditing purposes.
  • Any requests for payment for fund (Reimbursement) during this time are required to be a true and accurate reflection of enrollment.
  • Fraudulent activity includes any misrepresentation and will be treated as unlawful practice.
    • Deception
    • Fraud
    • False pretense
    • False promise
    • Misrepresentation
    • The concealment, suppression, or omission of any material facts whether or not any person has in fact been misled, deceived or damaged

Again, thank you for your continued service and please feel free to contact the Purchase of Care team via our mailbox at DHSS_DSS_POC_Unit@delaware.gov or you may call at 302-255-9670.

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