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Is Child Care Subsidy an Option for My Family?

To qualify for the child care subsidy program, a family needs to meet both the situational and financial criteria.


Situational Criteria

You may be eligible to receive child care assistance if one or more of the following situations apply to your family:

  • You are working or are attempting to find work
  • You are in school or in a job training program
  • Your child is receiving child protective services
  • Your child needs care to support child welfare services or if your family is experiencing a crisis
  • Your child has developmental needs

Financial Criteria

Most families, including those receiving Work First Family Assistance , are required to pay a percentage of their child care costs based upon their gross monthly income. The percentage is 10%, if applicable.


Using the table below, you can determine whether you may meet the financial criteria to receive child care subsidy. If you meet the financial criteria, you can estimate your child care subsidy costs.


The Maximum Income Eligibility Limits for Subsidized Child Care Services changed on October 1, 2014.


200% Federal Poverty Level
(All children ages 0-5, and All special needs children)
Fee Percentage
10%
Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6
Maximum Gross Monthly Income $1,945 $2,622 $3,298 $3,975 $4,652 $5,328

 

Fee Percentage
10%
Family Size 7 8 9 10 11 12
Maximum Gross Monthly Income $6,005 $6,682 $7,358 $8,035 $8,712 $9,388

 

133% Federal Poverty Level
(All children ages 6-12, No special needs)

Fee Percentage
10%
Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6
Maximum Gross Monthly Income $1,293 $1,743 $2,193 $2,643 $3,093 $3,543

 

Fee Percentage
10%
Family Size 7 8 9 10 11 12
Maximum Gross Monthly Income $3,993 $4,443 $4,893 $5,343 $5,793 $6,243

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