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RI Child Care Assistance Program 

RI Child Care Assistance Program 

Children, age birth through 12, of low-income working parents are eligible for financial assistance to pay for child care. The current income limit to enroll in the Child Care Assistance Program is 180% of the federal poverty guidelines ($36,288 for a family of three in 2016). Families who qualify are issued a certificate that they can use to enroll their child at participating child care programs (centers and family child care homes). Families with incomes above the poverty level are charged co-payments. To apply for the Child Care Assistance Program, please apply online. You may opt to complete the printable application and mail or bring it to your nearest DHS office. For more information call the DHS Infoline: 1-401-462-5300.

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