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Montco Cares Program

The Montco Cares Program is to provide families in Montgomery County with financial support to assist them in paying for child care for children enrolled in a Pennsylvania Department of Human Services licensed child care facility. The financial support will cover the cost of child care from October 5, 2020 through December 30, 2020.
 
The Montco Cares Program is being administered by the Early Learning Resource Center, Region 17 (ELRC) in conjunction with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services with funding provided through the Federal CARES Act. Approximately $12 Million in CARES Act funding will be distributed for the Montco Cares Program.
Purpose
One purpose of the Montco Cares Program is to provide families in Montgomery County with financial support to assist them in paying for child care for children enrolled in a Pennsylvania Department of Human Services licensed child care facility. The financial support will cover the cost of child care from October 5, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements
1. In order to qualify for the Montco Cares Program, eligible families must have a gross median income less than 100% of the area median income listed in the table below:
Income table
2. Applicants must be residents of Montgomery County and been adversely affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
3. Applicants must provide documentation of care and control/custody of the children for whom they are applying.
4. Children must be ages 6 weeks to 13 years to qualify for the Montco Cares Program.
5. Applicants must provide verification of financial eligibility for the program.
6. Applicants must agree to enroll children in a Department of Human Services licensed child care center, a Family Child Care Home or a Group Child Care Home.
7. Montco Cares Program payments will be submitted directly to the child care provider(s) named by the family.
8. The maximum payment amount $40.00 per service day will be paid per child, per day not to exceed $2,480.00 or 62 service days during the Montco Cares Program period of October 5, 2020 through December 30, 2020.
9. Applications must be submitted between October 5, 2020 and November 2, 2020.
10. Montco Cares Program funds must be spent by December 30, 2020.
Steps to Apply
1. Complete the Montco Cares Program application.
2. Submit the Montco Cares application and supporting documentation as a single application to the Early Learning Resource Center in Montgomery County no later than November 2, 2020.
3. Incomplete applications will not be eligible to receive Montco Cares Program funds.
4. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application.
 
Applications may be submitted to the Early Learning Resource Center through one of the following ways:
Email: FamilyMCPapplications@montcopa.org
Fax: (610) 278-5161
Regular Mail:
Montco Cares Program
Early Learning Resource Center, Region 17
Montgomery County Human Services Center
P.O. Box 311
1430 Dekalb Street
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
 
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