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