Children and Family Services
Care for Nebraska's children and your business- find important resources to help you prepare and increase quality within your program.

More information about Federally Mandated State Law Now Requires More Comprehensive Background Checks for Child Care Workers will be next week.

Care for Nebraska's children and your business

Find important resources to help you prepare and increase quality within your program. 

Important Tax Information

If you received a CARES grant in 2020 as an eligible child care provider, please be aware this is considered taxable income, and must be reported on your 2020 income tax report. Non-corporate entities that received over $600 will receive at least one 1099-G tax form from the State of Nebraska.

CARES grants for child care providers wer​e administered and distributed in three main ways – and you may receive a 1099 for each of these, depending on the total amount of funding you received:

  1. Online application process through DHHS and Amplifund in July, with payments in September (form 1099-G)
  2. Automatic payments to subsidy providers only in December (form 1099-G)
  3. Application process through Nebraska Children & Families Foundation administered throughout 2020 (form 1099-MISC)

You may have already received one 1099-G from the State. Other 1099s will be mailed by February 1, 2021. We recommend you wait until mid-February to complete your taxes to ensure enough time to receive all forms.

We offer this recommendation as friendly advice. The Department of Health & Human Services cannot offer tax guidance. Should you have questions about filing your taxes, please speak with a tax professional.​​

Federal Mandate Requires National Criminal History Record Checks - Fingerprints for All Child Care Workers. With the passing of Nebraska Legislative Bill 1185, this requirement now extends to License Exempt and In-Home providers. Requirements and Instructions are listed below.

Licensed providers can find information through Children's Services Licensing.

License Exempt and In-Home providers can find additional information under Background Checks.

Public LiveScan Fingerprinting Sites