Child Care Financial Assistance

Child care financial assistance is a payment that helps eligible families with the cost of child care. Payments are made directly to child care providers.  Click here for the current provider rate scale.  This program is funded through the Agency of Human Services, Department of Children and Families, Child Development Division.

Eligibility Information

In order to be eligible for the child care financial assistance program, a family must have a reason (service need) for child care and have income within the established guidelines.

For current income guidelines click here.

To download a child care financial assistance application click here. Please complete the form, include required documentation and mail or drop off to the Lamoille Family Center 480 Cady’s Falls Road Morrisville, VT 05661.

Acceptable service needs and required documentation:

Employment

Employment is defined as any activity for which a primary caretaker receives compensation of at least minimum wage. Two current consecutive pay stubs are required. If you have just begun working a new job and have not yet received two full pay checks, click here for an Employment Verification form to be completed by you and your employer.

Self-Employment

Self-employment is any approved business activity that nets a monthly income equivalent to Vermont minimum wage for the number of hours worked. Copies of your most recent tax filing may be required. Click the appropriate title for the Profit and Loss and Business Plan forms.

Training or Education

Training is any activity that is likely to lead to employment within one year of completion of the activity. Reach Up activities are included. Verification of enrollment is required. Volunteer work and Post-Baccalaureate education are not eligible activities. Click here for the Training Plan form.

Seeking Employment

Seeking employment is limited to a total of 60 days. Determination is done in two 30 day increments. The first 30 days is determined once a seeking employment plan is submitted. The second 30 days is determined after a completed tracking log is submitted along with a letter requesting an extension.  Click here for the Seeking Employment Plan.

Special Health Need/Parent

If you are medically incapacitated, a Special Health Needs form may be completed by an MD, Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician’s Assistant (PA) or state licensed psychologist.

Under special circumstances, Specialized Child Care Services may also be available.  For more detailed information about Specialized Child Care Services, click here.

For more information about the Child Care Financial Assistance Program:

  • Families with last names beginning with letters A – F, call 888-5229 ext 142 or click here to email program staff.
  • Families with last names beginning with letters G – Z, call 888-5229 ext 128 or click here to email program staff.

To download the Child Care Financial Assistance Program booklet, click here.
**(Updated with link to DCF site)

For more information on the Child Care Financial Assistance Program or other services through the Child Development Division, http://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd

 

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