Workforce Development Institute's Child Care Subsidy

WDI's Child Care Subsidy Program:

Helps eligible working families in Onondaga County that work a minimum of 25 hours per week apply for financial assistance.  Enrolled families receive income-based childcare subsidies to help offset the cost of child care.  You will still be responsible for a portion of the cost or a weekly fee which is determined by your family’s income.  This subsidy can be applied to licensed, registered or legally exempt programs as well as day care, after school or summer camp programs.  For more information on this program visit

Workforce Guidelines

Onondaga County residents can call WDI's Child Care Community Advocacy Coordinator, Brittany Buffum, at (315) 426-0378 to do a short prescreening to see if you’re eligible.