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Montgomery County Expands Child Care Subsidy Program

CRTW 198 young child working in sandboxThe Department of Health and Human Services  announced today new income guidelines for the Working Parents Assistance (WPA) program that provides child care subsidies to eligible families. The cost of child care is a major expense for families and the WPA program provides subsidies to help eligible single and two-parent families pay for licensed child care.

The WPA program currently has a waiting list and all applicants will be served in order of the wait list. The program will begin serving parents from the waiting list in December and will continue to serve additional families as current funding allows.

To qualify, single parents are required to pursue child support payments through the legal system. Applicants must work and/or attend school at least 25 hours per week.

The new income guidelines are as follows:

Family Size Minimum Income Maximum Income
2 $24,278 $51,360
3 $29,991 $57,780
4 $35,703 $64,200
5 $41,415 $69,360
6 $47,128 $74,520

Applicants with incomes below the minimum income for WPA will be forwarded an application for the Maryland Child Care Subsidy Program.

More information, including applications to download, are at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/CYF/CYFChildCareSubs-p307.html#apply or call 240.777.1170.

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