Care Subsidy Application and Determination:
Families who may be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) must first make
application to DHHS-CCS and if approved, use public funds prior to use of
Early Learning Scholarship funds.
- Current income levels are found on the DHHS website,
Income is not the only consideration and there may be
circumstances that would enable the family to receive DHHS child care
assistance, so making an application is an important step.
- Proof of denial of child care subsidy support is required by the
Child Care Program when it appears the family would be within the income range
of qualifying for such subsidy.
be considered for tuition assistance families must:
Complete all sections of the Program’s tuition assistance
- Provide three most recent paystubs for each working adult in the
- Submit a copy of child care subsidy determination letter.
assistance is determined based on the family’s monthly gross income (income
before taxes, insurance, and any other deductions are subtracted), which
includes both earned income (e.g. wages, which must be verified by paystubs)
and unearned income (e.g. child support, Social Security payments, Unemployment
Insurance). The family income is then
compared to the total number of household.