Will my agency subsidize my child care expenses?
Although little-used, agencies do have authority to subsidize child care costs for lower-income employees. Each agency has the discretion to determine who qualifies and may choose a particular definition for one location and a different definition at another location. In general, agencies consider the total family income and that the amount of subsidy would be reduced by any other state and/or local subsidy the parents/guardians receive. Agencies also determine the amount of tuition assistance for each eligible employee. They may use a sliding scale, prescribe a sum based on a percentage of total family income or a percentage of child care costs, or use another model.

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