National Park Service (NPS) Child Care Subsidy Program

Notification to U.S. National Park Service Families of Transition of Child Care Subsidy Administration from GSA to USDA effective October 1, 2016

To improve the quality and efficiency of our services, the U.S. General Services Administration has transitioned some of our financial operations to a financial shared service provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  This will include child care subsidy program administration for NPS families.  The transfer of program administration will be effective on October 1st, 2016.  The transfer is being planned to be seamless for families and child care providers, with no change in program policies or requirements and no reduction in quality of service or increase in processing time. 

The GSA program application forms available on this site may be submitted to GSA through September 30th, 2016.  On October 1st, 2016, GSA forms will no longer be available on this site and new USDA forms will be available on the USDA program website USDA Child Care Subsidy Administration for NPS.  USDA’s website will contain instructions for submitting forms.  The site will not be live until Oct. 1, 2016. 

You may submit invoices to USDA in the GSA format until notified by USDA of a change.  

As always, you are welcome to contact GSA at (866) 508-0371 with any questions or concerns you may have.   For family assistance press 1 (providers press 2) and then 3 for NPS families.   Note, however, that this phone number will transfer to USDA effective Oct. 1, 2016.   


The GSA Child Care Subsidy Administration Team   


Last Reviewed 2016-10-03