The AmeriCorps Child Care Benefits Program provides benefits paid to qualified child care providers for all or of part of the member's child care costs during their active time of service with AmeriCorps.
The AmeriCorps Child Care Benefit Program is available for qualified, active,
full-time AmeriCorps State and National, VISTA, NCCC, and FEMA Corps Members who
need the benefit to serve; eligibility requirements are listed below for each AmeriCorps
program. Child care benefits are paid directly to qualified child care providers for
all or of part of the member's child care costs during their active time of service
with AmeriCorps; child care benefit payments cannot be paid directly to AmeriCorps
members. Child care benefits may not exceed applicable payment rates as established
in the state in which the child care is provided under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 9858c(4)(A)).
Whether you are an AmeriCorps member or childcare provider, please use the AmeriCorps Member and Child Care Provider Checklists
to confirm that you have all the documents to complete your Child Care benefit application.
AmeriCorps Member Checklist
AmeriCorps Provider Checklist
For your convenience, you can choose to apply online. Please utilize and share the below links to our online applications; and if you choose to fill out a paper application, click the Forms/Resources button located at the center of the homepage to find and print the forms you need.
AmeriCorps Member Online Application
AmeriCorps Provider Online Application
For a description on the Types of Child Care Providers, please click below.
Types of Child Care Providers
To find out if your provider of choice is approved to receive childcare payments from AmeriCorps, please review the AmeriCorps Childcare Provider State Guide.
If your childcare provider doesn't meet your state's requirement to participate, please select a different childcare provider.
GAP Solutions (GAPSI) has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help answer questions that AmeriCorps State & National, VISTA, and NCCC members may have about the AmeriCorps Child Care Program (ACCP). If you find you have further questions not addressed by the FAQs or need assistance in applying please feel free to contact our child care coordinators toll free at 1-855-886-0687.