COVID-19 Emergency Childcare Subsidy

Emergency Childcare Subsidy Program

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)

is providing financial assistance to help essential workers afford child care and bonuses to child care teachers and staff who provide care during the COVID-19 crisis.

Essential workers are defined in Governor Cooper’s March 27th Executive Order 121.

Financial assistance is available to parents who are essential workers and caregivers who meet the following criteria:

  • Their income is below 300 percent of the poverty line
  • They are an essential worker fighting COVID-19 or protecting the health and safety of communities
  • They feel they have no other viable child care options available to them.


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