Child Care Vouchers for Essential Employees
As part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) child care assistance may be available for parents who are considered essential employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In order to qualify, you must be an essential worker, you must need child care so you may continue to report to work, and you must complete a child care application.
For the purposes of this child care assistance program, the term "essential services" or "essential staff" is not a matter of which businesses are allowed to remain open or not. This assistance is for workers who are essential with respect to the actual COVID-19 emergency and response. In other words, those engaged in providing essential services (health care workers, first responders, commercial transport, critical state government operations); individuals involved in making sure the public has access to critical services (food, water, gas, utilities, sanitation, medical, child care); and critical infrastructure operations (communications, child care, national guard mobilization, transportation).
To apply, email. Provide your name and contact info. Please place "Essential Employee Child Care Request" in the subject line.
CARES Act Documents