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Financial Aid for Child Care

Many families need to use child care services so that both parents can work. Sometimes one parent is home full-time with the kids and must hire outside help if they need to spend any time away from their children. Unfortunately, finding affordable child care can be tough for many families. One way to reduce the financial burden of child care costs is through financial aid. In Texas there are some government programs that provide this type of assistance as well as scholarship opportunities. Below you will find information for applying to get financial help with your child care bills:

Workforce Solutions Financial Aid for Child Care

Many families need to use child care services so that both parents can work. Sometimes one parent is home full-time with the kids and must hire outside help if they need to spend any time away from their children. Unfortunately, finding affordable child care can be tough for many families. One way to reduce the financial burden of child care costs is through financial aid. In Texas there are some government programs that provide this type of assistance as well as scholarship opportunities. Below you will find information for applying to get financial help with your child care bills:

https://www.wrksolutions.com/for-individuals/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-child-care

 

Do You Qualify?

To see if you qualify for Workforce Solutions Financial Aid for Child Care, answer the following questions:

 

Do you live in one of the following thirteen counties?

  • Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, Wharton

 

Are you:

  • looking for a job, or

  • working at least 25 hours per week, or

  • going to school full-time, or

  • working and going to school combined for at least 25 hours per week?

 

Do you meet Workforce Solutions family income guidelines according to the table below?

 

 

 

 

* Initial Eligibility amounts adjusted to prevent exceeding Sustaining Eligibility amounts.

If you answered YES to all three of these questions, if your family meets eligibility requirements and if Workforce Solutions has funds available, they may pay a portion of your family's childcare costs. You will be responsible for a co-payment based on your family's income.

Workforce Solutions will make direct payments to the daycare center chosen by eligible parents to help you keep your job, train for a better job or search for a job. A provider must be approved by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to qualify for payment by Workforce Solutions. Kidz Rocket Daycare and Learning Centers are approved by Workforce Solutions.

Required Information

When applying for child care financial aid, you will need the following information:

  • Proof of Residency

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal immigrant status for each child on whose behalf you are applying for child care financial aid (birth certificate, alien registration card I-551, etc.);

  • Training information for all adult household members including name, address, and phone number of the school, days per week, current enrollment hours, total hours completed, anticipated graduation date and transcript;

  • Income for the last 13 weeks for all working household members, including name, address, and phone number of the employer, work hours/days, rate and schedule of pay; and

  • Child care information including name, address, phone number, city, and zip code of a licensed or registered child care provider.

For a complete list of acceptable documentation, click here.

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