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Early Childhood Education and Training Program

The MAT Scholarship Program

The Medication Administration Training (MAT) Scholarship Program is designed to help child care providers pay for the cost of taking a NYS Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS) approved MAT course. Eligible participants can receive up to $100 for MAT classroom training, or up to $70 for MAT Independent Study or 3rd Online Renewal with Skills Competency. Childcare providers may receive a scholarship once every 33 months.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be currently employed at a NYS OCFS or NYC DOHMH registered or licensed childcare program, a Legally Exempt child care program, or have submitted an application to NYS OCFS or NYC DOHMH to open a child care program.
  • Applicants must not have received a MAT rebate within the past 33 months.

How to Apply

The first step is to register for a MAT classroom or independent study course or skills competency renewal testing on the ECETP website. Once you've been accepted into the class, you will receive an email with a link to the 2022 MAT Scholarship application. Complete the online application and send proof of employment, such as a pay stub or an OCFS clearance letter to mat@albany.edu.

Once the application and supporting documents have been reviewed and approved, an award will be issued. Sign the award in Section A and send to the MAT Trainer. The Trainer/Training Organization will review and sign the award and submit to MAT program. The funds will be paid directly to the MAT trainer or training organization.

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The Medication Administration Training Scholarship Program is sponsored by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, funded by the Child Care Development Fund and administered by the Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, University at Albany