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Service Industry Recovery Program

Free Child Care for Service Industry Workers

The Texas Workforce Commission has approved $500 million to support a new Service Industry Recovery (SIR) program to help low-wage workers in specific service-related industries. You may qualify for FREE CHILD CARE FOR ONE YEAR if you meet the income guidelines, and can provide proof of employment in a identified service industry and the citizenship/immigration status of the children needing care.

Service Industries include:
  • Accommodation and Food Service (such as hotels, restaurants and food delivery services)
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (such as fitness centers, movie theaters and amusement parks)
  • Retail (such as clothing stores, gas stations and grocery stores)
You must meet income requirements to participate in the program. View income guidelines.
If you live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties see the applications below to apply.

For Residents of Dallas County Click Here, for Tarrant County Click Here.

All families continue to have access to TWC's regular low-income child care subsidy program. If you have questions or would like to speak with someone about eligibility requirements for the SIR program, please call (800) 234-9306 or send an email to

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