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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 Initial Maximum Income Eligibility Limits for Subsidized Child Care Assistance changed on April 1, 2017.

 

200% Federal Poverty Level

(All children ages 0-5, and All special needs children)

Parent Fee Percentage

10% of Maximum Gross Monthly Income

Family Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

Maximum Gross Monthly Income

$2,010

$2,707

$3,403

$4,100

$4,797

$5,493

 

Family Size

7

8

9

10

11

12

Maximum Gross Monthly Income

$6,190

$6,887

$7,583

$8,280

$8,977

$9,673

 

 

133% Federal Poverty Level

(All children ages 6-12, No special needs)

Parent Fee Percentage

10% of Maximum Gross Monthly Income

Family Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

Maximum Gross Monthly Income

$1,337

$1,800

$2,263

$2,727

$3,190

$3,653

 

Family Size

7

8

9

10

11

12

Maximum Gross Monthly Income

$4,116

$4,580

$5,043

$5,506

$5,969

$6,433



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