Program DescriptionThe Child Care and Development Fund provides assistance to low-income families who need child care due to work, work-related training and/or attending school.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a parent or primary caregiver responsible for children under the age of 13 years of age, or under 19 if incapable of self-care or under court supervision who needs assistance paying for childcare; and must also characterize your financial situation as low income or very low income. In order to qualify you must also be either employed or in some States enrolled in a training or education program.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessFor more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information
Use this locator tool to obtain contact information for State and Territorial Child Care Subsidy Agencies: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/resource/ccdf-grantee-state-and-territory-contacts
Use this locator tool to obtain contact information for Tribal Child Care Subsidy Agencies: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/tribal-tanf-child-welfare-coordination
To find out whether you are eligible to receive child care financial assistance, contact your State, Territorial, or Tribal Child Care and Development Fund subsidy agency.