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Ayuda financiera para cuidado infantil


Childcare-related matters can and often do affect the daily routine of parents in the workplace. Finding a way to pay for childcare so that parents can keep their jobs or train for better jobs, is a constant challenge for many working families. Workforce Solutions provides childcare financial aid for parents who are looking for work, working, and/or going to school.

Parents applying for childcare financial aid who are working, going to school and/or looking for work may be added to a waiting list, if funds are limited.  When we have a waiting list, the wait time for childcare financial aid averages 2-3 months.

List of Acceptable Documents

¿Es elegible?

To see if you qualify for Workforce Solutions Financial Aid for Child Care, answer the following questions:

  1. ¿Vive en uno de los siguientes trece condados?
    • Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, Wharton
  2. Are you:
    • looking for a job, or
    • working at least 25 hours per week, or
    • going to school full-time, or
    • working and going to school combined for at least 25 hours per week?
  3. ¿Cumple los requisitos de ingreso familiar de Workforce Solutions según lo que se establece en la siguiente tabla?

Tamaño de la familia –
Número de integrantes de la familia

Ingreso mensual bruto

Eligibilidad inicial
200% FPG

Requisitos de sustento
85% SMI

Dos

$2,903

$4,113

Tres

$3,660

$5,081

Cuatro

$4,417

$6,049

Cinco

$5,173

$7,016

Seis

$5,930

$7,984

Siete

$6,687

$8,166

Ocho

$7,443

$8,347

Nueve 

$8,200

$8,528

Diez *

$8,710*

$8,710

Once *

$8,891*

$8,891

Doce *

$9,073*

$9,073

Trece *

$9,254*

$9,254

Catorce *

$9,436*

$9,436

Quince *

$9,617*

$9,617

*Las cantidades de los Requisitos Iniciales están ajustadas para evitar que superen a las cantidades de los Requisitos de sustento

If you answered YES to all three of these questions, if your family meets eligibility requirements and if Workforce Solutions has funds available, we may pay a portion of your family's childcare costs. You will be responsible for a co-payment based on your family's income.

We make direct payments to the childcare providers chosen by eligible parents to help you keep your job, train for a better job or search for a job. A provider must be approved by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to qualify for payment by Workforce Solutions. Workforce Solutions puede ayudarlo a encontrar un proveedor en su área.  Para obtener más información sobre los proveedores, visite la página Encontrar un proveedor de cuidado infantil en nuestro sitio web.

Required Information

Cuando solicite la ayuda financiera para cuidado infantil, necesitará la siguiente información:

  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal immigrant status for each child on whose behalf you are applying for child care financial aid (birth certificate, alien registration card I-551, etc.);
  • Training information for all adult household members including name, address, and phone number of the school, days per week, current enrollment hours, total hours completed, anticipated graduation date and transcript;
  • Income for the last 13 weeks for all working household members, including name, address, and phone number of the employer, work hours/days, rate and schedule of pay; and
  • Información sobre el cuidado infantil incluyendo nombre, dirección, número de teléfono, ciudad y código postal de un proveedor de cuidado infantil registrado o con licencia.

For a complete list of acceptable documentation, click aquí.

Apply for Financial Assistance


Proveedores locales designados

You may choose from our lists of local Texas Rising Star (TRS) childcare providers that are nationally accredited and meet Texas School-Ready! Standards. By selecting a TRS provider, you may be eligible for a discount.

  1. Programas acreditados
  2. Programas Texas Rising Star (PDF) 10/2021
  3. Participantes de Texas School Ready

Tasas máximas para proveedores de cuidado infantil de Workforce Solutions 

Parents may choose to have a relative provide childcare service paid for by Workforce Solutions. Relative providers are required to be listed with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and they must have a residence different from the parent requesting childcare.

  1. Relative Provider Info Flyer

  2. Tasas máximas para proveedores


To Apply

To submit your childcare application, Click aquí (Español). You will need to follow the prompts in the online database to submit your application. You can review this desk aid for assistance with navigating the online process. 

 If you are unable to submit your financial aid application online, contact the Financial Aid Support Center at 713-334-5980 to speak with a Workforce Solutions professional for assistance.   You can review the Parent Handbook to become familiar with your rights and responsibilities while receiving child care financial aid.  

NOTE: If you're interested in one-time or short-term assistance, please visit one of our offices first - there's no need to complete the online application.

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