PIP announcement - 19-12-2017

 

Programme Support Payment (PSP), December 2017

 

A PSP payment has been made this week to services delivering the More Affordable Childcare Measures (Community Childcare Subvention (CCS and CCSP), Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) programmes for the 2017/2018 programme year.  Payments have been calculated as follows:

 

CCSP (including CCSU and CCSRT)

-          The payment is based on the maximum approved registrations at any point from 21st Aug (when registrations commenced) to 30th November.  No adjustment to the PSP calculation will be made as a result of any band changes or additional registrations after 30th November.

-          Calculations are subject to session types i.e. full time/part time/ sessional and band profiles – A/AJ/B/D

-          All payments equal the value of a full 7 days attendance.

 

TEC

-          The payment is based on the maximum approved registrations at any point from 28th Aug (when registrations commenced) to 30th November.

-          Calculations are subject to session types for full, part or sessional rates.

-          All payments equal the value of a full 7 days attendance.

-          Payments will be made per approval strand, i.e., if you avail of all four strands you should receive 4 different payments.

 

CCS

-          The payment is based on the maximum approved registrations for the snapshot period (18th September – 13th October).  After the band appeal window closes, Pobal will calculate any relevant adjustments to the PSP.   Any additional PSP  due to a successful band appeal will be dependent on the availability of funding in the 2018 budget.

-          Calculations are subject to session types i.e. full time/part time/ sessional and band profiles – A/AJ/B/D

-          All payments equal the value of a full 7 days attendance.

 
 
 

50/51 Payable weeks

Paragraph 3.2.11 v. of the Rules for DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes, states that “where a childcare provider provides 50 weeks of childcare provision under CCSP, the provider will receive payments for 52 weeks on the applicable CCSP registrations”. The “applicable” registrations are the children that have been registered in CCSP 2017 in your service for a total of 50 or 51 payable weeks. As a result such registrations can only be identified at the end of the year i.e. in August 2018.   The additional weeks will be calculated and paid in August 2018