Assistance Available to Help Local Families with Child Care

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Childcare costs can be a tremendous struggle for parents trying to work or go to school. The folks at Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas can help with a lot of those costs and there is currently no waiting list. So see if you are eligible for assistance now.

Media Release:

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas provides financial assistance to eligible low-to moderate-income
families, helping parents offset the cost of their child’s care. Parents who are working, in training, enrolled
in education or who are participating in a workforce program may be eligible.

More than 1,500 families across Northeast Texas receive assistance through the program. Working families
in Bowie, Cass, Delta, Lamar, Hopkins, Franklin, Morris, Red River and Titus Counties may be eligible for
assistance, which varies based upon the family’s income and the parents’ work schedule and/or schooling.
To be eligible, families must fall within the income guidelines and be working, in school, or in training a
minimum of 25 hours per week for a one-parent family or 50 hours per week for a two-parent family.

The program offers parents the freedom to choose the provider that best meets their needs. Parents may
select any licensed or registered child care provider or a qualified relative to provide care. Workforce
Solutions maintains a list of area providers who participate in the program and meet Texas licensing
requirements. The cost for the parent varies based on their gross monthly income and number in
household. In the past, parents have had to be placed on a waiting list to be considered for assistance. Currently, there
is no waiting list, meaning the assistance can begin as soon as the family has been approved for care.

For more information or to see if you qualify, visit www.netxworkforce.org, or call 903-794-8999 or 800-874-
3226.

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Programs. Auxiliary aids and
services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Relay Texas TDD: 800-735-2989 (Voice)
711.

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