Possible Assistance for Families $$$$$$$

Did you know that each county has a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (CCR& R)?

These agencies are the critical point in linking your families up with  financial assistance for afterschool /schoolage care.

Many of the families served by the New Jersey After 3 program might be eligible for financial assistance with the cost of before- and afterschool care through the
New Jersey Cares for Kids (NJCK) program or through their participation in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) WorkFirst New Jersey (WFNJ) program.
Eligibility for WFNJ child care subsidy is determined through the county Board of Social Services and payment is administered by the local child care resource and referral (CCR&R) agency.

Eligibility for NJCK is determined by the CCR&R agency based on family size, employment and/or education hours, and household income.
Parents or guardians can call, visit, or write their local CCR&R to receive an application.
Many of the CCR&Rs have the downloadable application forms available on their Web sites.

The State’s current afterschool/school-age child care reimbursement rate for 2 to 3 hours per day is $66.20 per week.
The rate for4 to 5 hours per day is $99.30 per week.
Most of the families who receive support through the child care reimbursement programs are obligated to pay a portion of the rate, through a co-payment assessment.

The afterschool program must charge a  fee to be eligible to be reimbursed!

The local CCR&Rs also provide referrals to parents, training opportunities, and other valuable resources in your community.
To learn more about how the subsidy, afterschool/school-age referral, or other CCR&R services work, call to set up an appointment.
The CCR&Rs agencies are in business to provide support to enhance the quality, affordability, and accessibility of child care services.

TO FIND THE CCR&R that serves your county CLICK HERE

Also remember NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities is able to provide free technical help in:

*how to develop a fee structure
* payment collection
*sliding fee scales…and much more.

Never hesitate to call us- 908.789.0259 .

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