Day care costing you too much? State can help
The Louisiana Department of Social Servicesí Office of Family Support is responsible for administration of the Child Care and Development Fund, which offers services to families and child care providers in Louisiana.
Among those services, one of the largest programs the department administers is the Child Care Assistance Program. The program serves more than 45,000 Louisiana children and provides approximately $7.1 million of assistance monthly.
"This program assists low-income families in paying for the child care they need in order to work, seek employment or attend school or training," Gioe explained.
Monthly assistance payments are based on the number of hours parents work or attend school or training, the family size and the household income, according to Gioe, who explained hours are charged to the program by the child care provider.
"Child Care Assistance Program funds are available only to families who have children enrolled in Class A licensed child care facilities, registered family day care homes, in-home providers and school-based before- and after-school programs," Gioe said.
You may be eligible to receive Child Care Assistance if you:
– Are paying child care costs for children under the age of 13 or children under the age of 18 who are disabled or under court supervision and live with you.
– Are working, looking for work, attending an educational or training program or receiving disability income.
– Have a household monthly gross earned income that fits within the guidelines for your household size.
For more information, call 1-888-LAHELPU.
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