Government Daycare Assistance For Single Parents
Finding Government Daycare Assistance is easier than most people think, as long as you know where to start. With this article, we hope to briefly touch on the different ways of getting Government Daycare Assistance and how you can apply for grants to help offset the cost.
Being a single parent can be hard. Having to balance work and children can be a pretty daunting task. Most organizations acknowledge this and offer programs to make it easy for a single parent to find daycare for their child. In this article we will see if you’re eligible for daycare assistance, finding out more about public assistance programs.
Am I Eligible for Daycare Assistance?
Eligibility for Government Daycare Assistance is based on two factors, income and location. Different states offer different programs, for different income levels. To find out whether you are even eligible or not we recommend visiting this list of Child Care and Development Fund Contacts by State.
Public Assistance Programs
If you are an extremely low income family, you are offered the ability to be on a public assistance program. This doesn’t necessarily mean “free money”. What it does entail is the ability to receive free or low cost daycare. Through options like the Head Start Program, you can find out more talking to a social working or by visiting your local Head Start office.
Local Church Affiliations
Another great option is to approach your local church about after school care or extended daycare hours. Usually, they will offer church members free care or very cheap assistance. Most of the time these pre-schools and daycare have much less strict requirements than a Government Daycare Assistance program. This is a great alternative to finding a home daycare or after school program that can end up costing upwards of $150 a week.
Grants To Help Offset The Cost Of Daycare
There are over 900 grants for single parents, to cover all of these is beyond the scope of this article, but for more information on the subject you can read this great eHow article on “How to find Government Grants for Single Parents”.
As you can see there are plenty of options out there to help you find Government Daycare Assistance. Using the internet is a great tool (hey it got you here, right?) for finding more detailed information. It’s a large subject and requires a lot of effort, but we hope this article can be a great starting point in helping you find the assistance you need in making single parenting a little easier.