Child care assistance helps with the cost of child care. Parents must be working, looking for work or in a training program. There are 11 District Offices in NH that help families apply for child care assistance. Gross family income is used to determine eligibility. Gross family income must not exceed 250% of the federal poverty guidelines. Parents may apply for child care assistance through the Division of Family Assistance.
It is important for you to know that children may be placed on a wait list for child care assistance.
To apply for a NH Child Care Scholarship, go to NH EASY at: nheasy.nh.gov or download the paper application at: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/documents/dfa-800-eng.pdf
The following Form 2533 indicates the Maximum Weekly Standard Rates (effective 6/29/15) that the Department will pay to a provider. Information on NH Child Care Scholarship payments is on the back.
The following Form 2532 indicates the Income Eligibility Levels for the Child Care Scholarship (effective 7/1/15). Information regarding the Family Cost Share is on the back.
Preventive and Protective Services
Families may be eligible for child care as a preventive service if they are at risk for abuse or neglect. Child care is also used for protective services. In cases of abuse or neglect, child care can be used to keep young children safe while providing support to a family.
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