Eligibility Criteria

HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE?

Financial assistance is available to families who are at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level and are employed or engaged in an educational activity a minimum of 20 hours a week. Eligibility is based on a family’s purpose for needing child care (employment, educational advancement, etc.) and on a sliding fee scale that factors in household income and number of persons in the household.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

When seeking eligibility there are several documents that must be provided in order to determine if you qualify.

  • Completed child care application and authorization form (referral) if applicable
  • Verification of Age for all children receiving care, such as a birth certificate, immunization record, insurance policy on the child's life, passport, certificate of arrival in the U.S.A., baptismal or religious record, military identification, or certificate of age signed by a physician.
  • Verification of residency (i.e. government document, driver's license, utility bill, pay stub, rental agreement, military order, document from shelter, letter from property owner, or affidavit of residency).
  • Verification of employment (6 to 8 weeks of recent pay).
  • Photo ID card for parent/guardian arranging child care.

Additional documentation that may be required if applicable:   

  • Verification of child support payments received (court ordered/voluntary)
  • Verification of public assistance (TANF)
  • Verification of public housing assistance
  • Verification of food stamp assistance
  • Proof of other household income

 

 
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