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Guidelines to Apply for Child Care Services

Are You Eligible for Child Care Services?

The child care services program subsidizes child care for low-income families, promoting long-term self-sufficiency by enabling parents to work or attend workforce training or education activities. It also educates parents about the availability of quality child care, which enhances children's early learning. Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Child Care Services (CCS) maintains agreements with a wide range of child care providers in order to meet the needs of families receiving services. In order to receive assistance, families must meet federal, state, and local guidelines.
Residency Requirements

Financial aid for child care is available to families throughout Texas, although eligibility guidelines may differ depending on where you reside. Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas serves the following counties: Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise.

If you do not live in one of the counties listed above, go to this directory to find the child care services office for your area or call 2-1-1.

Work/Training Requirements

Families may be eligible for assistance with child care costs if you work, or attend an education or vocation training program for a minimum average of 25 hours per week for a single-parent home and 50 hours per week for a two-parent home or if you are searching for employment. If searching for employment you will receive three months of initial child care in order to obtain employment of a minimum of 25 hours per week for a single parent family and a combined 50 hours per week for a two parent family. If at the end of the three months of initial eligibility the parent/caretaker still does not meet the minimum employment activity requirements as stated above, care will be denied.

Income Guidelines

In addition to working or being in training, the family’s gross monthly income must be less than that shown below.

Family Size Gross Monthly Income
2 $4,113
3 $5,081
4 $6,049
5 $7,016
6 $7,984
7 $8,166
8 $8,347
9 $8,528

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If you meet eligibility, you will be contacted via U.S. postal mail or e-mail within 30 days.

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