Child Care Financial Assistance Information for Providers

Below is information about Vermont's Child Care Financial Assistance Program for child care providers.

Receiving Payments

To receive payments from the Child Care Financial Assistance Program, you must have:

  1. A current Provider Agreement, Part 1 Financial Services entered into the Bright Futures Information System; and
  2. A W-9 form filed with the Child Development Division.

Payments are entered into the Bright Futures Information System through the provider login.  To get a username and password, visit the BFIS Help Desk.

Submitting Attendance Reports

All licensed, registered, and legally-exempt child care providers who want to be paid by the  Child Care Financial Assistance Program, need to submit attendance reports in the Bright Futures Information System (BFIS).

Attendance must be submitted in two-week intervals, called service periods, after the end of the service period. The processing cutoff date is normally Wednesday at noon, with checks typically issued the following Friday. Any invoice processed after noon on Wednesday will be scheduled for payment the following week.

If you have any questions or difficulty entering attendance, contact the BFIS help desk at: 1-800-649-2642 option 4 or

More Information & Forms

Contact Us

Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner
Child Development Division (CDD)
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1040
Phone: (802) 241-3110 or 1-800-649-2642
Fax: (802) 241-0846

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