Child Care Scholarship Program
earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/child-care-providers/child-care-scholarship-program

From agency: Maryland State Department of Education
Resource Details
Alternate Name Purchase of Care Voucher Program; Child Care Subsidy; Child Care Subsidy Maryland
Description CHILD CARE EXPENSE ASSISTANCE:  Provides financial assistance with child care costs to eligible working families. Families must meet income guidelines below. Also assists families with locating a licensed child care provider. 

Families in the following income categories may be eligible for a Child Care Scholarship: (Updated May 23, 2022)
Maximum Annual Income
Child Care Scholarship Program
Family Size Initial Income Scale*
Maximum Annual Income
Continuation Income Scale**
Maximum Annual Income
Table used for new applications Table used for Changes/Redeterminations
Family of 2 $61,222 $73,899
Family of 3 $75,627 $91,287
Family of 4 $90,033 $108,675
Family of 5 $104,438 $126,063
Family of 6 $118,843 $143,451
Family of 7 $121,544 $146,712
Family of 8 $124,245 $149,972
Family of 9 $126,946 $153,232
Family of 10 $129,647 $156,492
Family of 11 $132,348
Family of 12 $135,049
* Initial Income Scale - families without an active child care scholarship - family income must be below Initial Income Scale
**Continuation Income Scale - families with at least one active child care scholarship - family income must be below Continuation Income Scale
Defined coverage areas:
Maryland
 
Hours of operation:
Mon: 8AM 5PM
Tue: 8AM 5PM
Wed: 8AM 5PM
Thu: 8AM 5PM
Fri: 8AM 5PM
Program
Eligibility 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.

A recipient of Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or within CCS income guidelines (see below).

Willing to have your child immunized to Maryland state standards or provide documentation supporting Exemption from Immunization.

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.)

An individual who is younger than 13 years old who is not disabled, or an individual younger than 19 years old who is disabled.
Languages Offered Interpreter services available.
Application Process Individuals can call and request an application or visit the website. There is no physical location.
Documents Required Applicants must provide proof of identity for all household members within the household via birth certificates for children and government issued identification. Head of Households must provide a Photo ID, last four weeks of consecutive pay stubsĀ or proof of enrollment in school or job training, proof of any other household income, proof of child support status, and proof of address.
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Contact Information
Fax Number 410-229-0053
Customer Service Helpline 877-227-0125
Main Email Address CCSCentral2@maryland.gov
Main Contact Name Emilio Stewart
Main Contact Title Program Administrator, Baltimore City Central Childcare Office
Main Contact Phone 443-423-7829
Director or Senior Administrator Name Jennifer Nizer
Director or Senior Administrator Title Director of Office of Childcare
Sites offering this Program PO Box 17015