Child Care Subsidies for Federal Employees
Child care subsidy programs provide financial assistance to eligible families to assist with child care costs. These programs provide financial assistance to employees who have children enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in licensed family care homes or child care centers.
Children must be in the following categories:
- Ages birth to 12 years of age*
- Disabled and under the age of 18
For specific information, program eligibility and application process please select the appropriate Agency from the listing below.
- General Services Administration (employees only)
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- All other Federal agencies
* Exception: For the National Park Service (areas outside of Washington, DC), the children’s ages must fit in the range of birth to 6 years
Authority allowing Federal Agencies to use appropriated funds to subsidize child care was first established as a pilot program by Congress in Public Law 106-58 Section 643 on September 29, 1999.Federal agencies, at their own discretion, can establish a Child Care Subsidy Program for their employees to assist with the costs of child care.