Child Care Counts 1099 Information

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All 1099s have been sent to child care providers who received $600 or more through the Child Care Counts Program. If you received less than $600, you will not receive a 1099, and should consult your tax advisor for guidance on how to include the payment on your taxes. Read the complete 1099 details in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for each individual program.


The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) is committed to continuing to support the demand for high-quality child care access for Wisconsin’s families by launching a second round of the supplemental payment program to offer additional support for child care providers. An additional $50 million of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) dollars are being directed toward supporting early care and education providers. The additional funds will allow DCF to conduct an additional round of payments to early care and education providers.

The Child Care Counts: COVID-19 Supplementary Payment Program is designed to help counter troubling trends persisting in the aftermath of the public health emergency. The additional round will of funding will be distributed through two, new programs targeted at the current challenges early care and education providers are facing. Applications and program eligibility details will be available starting October 26, 2020, with the application window closing November 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Payment notifications will be issued the week of November 16, 2020.