In order to be eligible for child care subsidy a family must have a reason (service need) for child care and have income within the established guidelines. For current income guidelines, please view the Income Eligibility chart. Acceptable service needs are listed below.
Employment is any activity for which a parent receives compensation of at least minimum wage. Volunteer Work is excluded.
Self-Employment is any business activity approved that nets a monthly income of at least $100.
Training is any activity this is likely to lead to employment within one year of completion.
Education is any coursework such as GED, high school, or college. Post-Baccalaureate education is not an eligible activity.
Seeking employment is any activity recognized as necessary to obtain employment. Individuals may be eligible for up to 30 days per year.
A prevention and early intervention service, Family Support Child Care is designed to reduce stress for families and their children and promote positive child development. The child care subsidy may be authorized after a confidential application and risk assessment have been completed and reviewed.
Special Health Need/Child
Is a determination verified by the written report of a licensed physician or licensed psychologist, or a determination made by the Department of Education, Division of Special Education, that a child is entitled to services under the Child Care Subsidy Program.
Special Health Need/Parent
When a primary caretaker (parent) has been considered incapacitated because of a physical and /or emotional condition precludes her/him from reasonable employment or training opportunities and the provision of adequate and necessary care and supervision of his/her children.
In addition, you may be eligible for other children's programs:
Developmental delay - delay of 6 months or more in any domain.
Economically disadvantaged- 225% of OMB federal poverty guidelines.
Limited English proficiency- English as a second language.
At-risk of abuse or neglect- referral from appropriate outside agency/evidence of family history.
Other- any number of other options determined by local group[s that place a child at-risk of school failure (e.g., social isolation, exposure to violence or family substance abuse, single teen parent with no HS completion, multiple family moves, homeless, etc.)