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Posted in Child Care on 8th December 2011

Child Care Grants Available For Parents

Article by John Goldman

When expenses are souring high at enormous rate, it is quite obvious expenses involved in the child care too would rise making it all the more difficult for the parents to give life to the children what they deserve. Around more than normal income of an American family is spent towards the cost of bearing their children.

Expenses have become the most crucial aspect when it involves the care of a child who is yet not studying in school. For the older children, parents don’t prefer childcare thus decreasing the number of hours for which care of child is arranged and paid.

In the families with two parents having school going children generally has one parent working during school hours but for families having infants or preschool children do require separate arrangements for them while they go out for work.

Both the working parents having younger children more would like to pay for care of their child as compared to the families who have school age children. They have to pay on an average 325 dollars per month only for the care of their children posing higher burden on their family exchequer. These families could spend on their children little realizing there are at their disposal various options on behalf of government and they need only to find about it and make avail the opportunity.

These grants are specifically deliberated and designed to provide assistance to the families so that they can work more easily and freely without worrying about enormous and increasing costs of childcare in present society.

Different types of grants are available depending upon our financial needs and level. For example, there are provisions for childcare grants to parents who are yet studying and attending school or college as well as single parent families with the purpose to provide debt relief to them.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) funds the childcare assistance programs run by the state governments. This is a federal program aiming to help low-income families, families getting Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and families transiting from TANF in receiving grants.

The assistance can be available to you for the said purpose from the state or local agency. If you can prove that you fall under the following category prescribed under the childcare program like you are working, attending school or getting training; or your income level doesn’t exceed the limit set up by your state; or your kid is less than 13 years of age; or/and your kid has special needs or is under supervision of court and is less than 19 years of age, then you may receive the grant for your kids.

To seek further clarification, you can contact nearest State childcare agency to have complete information and their requirements of the childcare assistance programs. Different methods apply in different states like filling up the application form, and other steps. A service of the ChildCare Bureau, the National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC) has its website which administers the contact information of all the CCDF agencies running by the states.

Even though many of these grants have some specifications to follow and also an expiration date after which the families will not be entitled for them yet the main aim of these grants is to provide assistance to families in need and pull them out of financial crunch without having being worried about the paying grants back or borrowing from banks.

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