Child Care Subsidy Program for Low-Income Families

Child Care Subsidy Program

New Jersey’s Child Care Subsidy Program is designed to support and help low- to moderate-income families afford child care services. These services are administered locally through the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&Rs) agencies. Families employed (30 hours per week) or in an education/training program (12 credits/20 classroom hours) or a combination employment, education/training program equivalent to full time that meets program eligibility requirements determined by the CCR&Rs, may be eligible.


What kinds of providers can accept a child care subsidy?

Center-based child care providers, school-based providers, family child care providers, home-based or in-home child care providers, or summer day camps that are licensed, regulated, registered or approved under applicable state or local law and that satisfy local requirements including health and safety requirements applicable to the child care services it provides, in addition to the Child Care Block Grant Reauthorization (CCDBG) Act 2014 federal law.


Social Service Programs with Child Care Components

The social service programs listed below include a child care component. To receive child care through them you must already be participating in one of these programs. You cannot apply for just the child care alone.

  • Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Kinship Child Care
  • Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) – welfare
  • Transitional Child Care (for former WFNJ recipients)
  • Post Adoption Child Care