CTCARES for Frontline Workers Child Care Subsidy Program
According to the CT office of Early Childhood, CT nannies, senior aides and home health care workers employed by frontline workers may qualify for the CTCARES child care subsidy program.
From the CT Office of Early Childhood-If you’re struggling to find and pay for child care during COVID-19 — and you’re a frontline worker, like a health care, child care, or grocery worker — this short-term program can help. It offers payments directly to child care providers, so your child gets the care they need and you’re able to work.
How much funding does the program offer?
The funding depends on the number of children you have who need care and the number of hours the frontline worker in your family needs to work.
If you work 21 or more hours each week:
- For one child, $200 each week for up to 6 weeks
- For 2 or more children, up to a maximum of $500 per family each week for up to 6 weeks
If you work 8 to 20 hours each week:
- For one child, $100 each week for up to 6 weeks
- For 2 or more children, up to a maximum of $250 per family each week for up to 6 weeks
OEC will pay the subsidy directly to the child care provider. You should expect to pay a co-pay as well, since child care costs are often higher than the subsidy.
How do I apply for the CTCARES for Frontline Workers Program?
Dial 800-505-1000 to connect with 2-1-1 Child Care and let them know you want to apply. They’ll help you understand if you’re eligible and tell you about nearby child care programs.
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