Support for Families Impacted by COVID-19 to Pay for Child Care

Do you need help with child care costs?

King County has allocated $7 million of its federal ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding to support King County families with the cost of their child care.  Eligible families may receive financial assistance to pay for their child care at eligible providers (see below for criteria).  Child Care Resources is administering the program in partnership with King County.

Who is eligible?  

To be eligible for the King County Child Care Financial Assistance, families must meet ALL below criteria: 

  1. Live OR work in King County; 
  2. Have children needing care between the ages of birth to 12 years 11 months, or children between the ages of 13 years to 17 years 11 months who have a disability or special needs; 
  3. At any time in the past year, has your income, work hours, health or child’s health and wellbeing, or access to child care been negatively impacted by COVID-19? 
  4. Have an income below 80% Area Median Income (AMI)–see details below:
Household SizeGross Monthly Income Limit
2  $6,033
3  $6,788
4  $7,542
5  $8,146
6  $8,750
7  $9,354
8  $9,958
9  $10,558
10  $11,163

*** Please note that meeting eligibility requirements and completing an application will not guarantee your family will be selected for the program. Funding will not be on a first-come, first-served basis.  The process is not a lottery, so only one application per family is necessary. ***

How do I apply?

  • Online at:   
  • Call the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center at 1-800-446-1114 (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm) for technical and language support. Child care resources can assist with interpreter services in multiple languages. 

For more information about the program, including the full flyer in 10 languages, and to direct families where to apply, visit the Child Care Resources website:

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