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Child Care Subsidy Program

What is the Subsidized Child Care Program?

The Subsidized Child Care Program is a locally administered program that uses State, Federal, and Smart Start funds to assist families with the cost of child care. Families receiving financial assistance are free to choose the child care arrangement that best meets their needs. 

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Who is Eligible for Financial Assistance?

To qualify for financial assistance, parents must meet the program’s income guidelines and must have a need for child care to support one or more of the following:

  • Employment

  • Education and job training

  • Child protective services

  • Developmental needs

  • Child welfare services

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