Child Care Subsidy

A child care subsidy, paid directly to the child care provider, is available to members who qualify. This allowance is distributed evenly over the term of service on a monthly basis. Members are responsible for locating their own child care providers.

To receive AmeriCorps Child Care benefits, participants must satisfy ALL of the following requirements:

  • full-time participation in AmeriCorps;
  • parent or legal guardian of at least one child under 13 years of age who resides with the parent or legal guardian;
  • need child care to participate in the AmeriCorps program;
  • a family income that meets the income eligibility guidelines under the Child Care and Development Block Grant for your state.

Types of providers include: 

  • child care centers;
  • licensed child care providers;
  • or an unlicensed friend or relative.