Child Care Scholarship (CCS)
The Child Care Scholarship (CCS) Program provides financial assistance with child care costs to eligible working families in Maryland.
(Updated August 1, 2018)
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The program is managed through a centralized vendor – Child Care Subsidy Central (CCS Central).
To be eligible for the CCS Program, you must be:
- A Maryland resident who is working/employed, in an approved training program or attending school. For families where both parents live within the same household, both parents must meet all eligibility requirements.
- within CCS income guidelines (see above) or a recipient of Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- Willing to have your child immunized to Maryland state standards or provide documentation supporting Exemption from Immunization.
- Pursuing child support, if both parents do not live within the same household composition. (Includes court-ordered, voluntary or have “Good Cause” for not pursuing child support)
- Willing to provide proof that each child needing child care is a citizen of the United States or a qualified alien. (Provide a Birth Certificate for each child or documentation that certifies the child’s status.) NOTE: Parents ARE NOT required to be citizens of the United States.
- Willing to provide proof of identity for all members within the household composition. (Proof of identity for the parent can be any form of a government issued document. The birth certificate or immigration status documentation can serve as proof of identity for each child in the household composition.)
- Willing to provide a Photo I.D. (Only required of the head of households.)
To apply, a family must submit the following to CCS Central:
- The Child Care Scholarship (CCS) application (PDF)
- Verification of work/training activity and income
- To complete the application you MUST send in the information listed for all household members. This includes you, and your spouse or your child’s other parent living in your household.
- Most recent four (4) weeks of consecutive pay stubs
- Proof of identity (i.e. driver’s license, birth certificate, government issued identification, etc.)
- Proof of approved activity (i.e. work, school or job training)
- Proof of all other income
- Proof of child support cooperation or payment
- Proof of address (i.e. utility bill, lease, etc.)
For more details, go to: money4childcare.com