GAP Solutions Inc. is committed to providing AmeriCorps members with the resources needed to make informed decisions regarding childcare. The member eligibility requirements
are determined by the individual state/territory. In our continued efforts to improve our processes and delivery of service we have developed the below list of Childcare
Development Fund Plans (CCDFs). Please follow the link for your state/territory and review the eligibility information that is provided. You can also view your state's
maximum reimbursement rates by visiting here or
selecting your state from the dropdown above. This list will be updated periodically as changes occur. We appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions regarding the
eligibility requirements, or have trouble loading any of the links in your web browser, please feel free to contact our staff for assistance. We can be reached via phone
(855) 886-0687 or email at [email protected].
The table below is to be used only as a guide. Please note that the State eligibility requirements for childcare providers can change at any time. Click on the column
heading for a definition of each provider type or click here
To verify if your provider of choice is eligible to participate in the AmeriCorps Childcare benefit program, contact GAP Solutions with your eligibility
questions at 1-855-886-0687.
Upon receiving your completed application and supporting documentation, a GAP Solutions Inc.
Childcare Coordinator will contact you within 2-3 business days to inform you if any additional
information is required.
Note: Your Member Application is not considered complete until your childcare provider
has also submitted their application packet. Please complete and sign with your childcare provider
the Childcare Provider Application. (See 'Provider Application Checklist'
for more information).
Note: You have 30 days from the time you submit your application to ensure that all supportive
documentation is received by GAP Solutions.
The following bullet points list the documents needed to complete your application. GAP Solutions at any time may require
additional supporting documents outside of the list below.
Children needing care:
Total Monthly Family Income:
List the total Monthly Family Income. That includes but is not limited to AmeriCorps Member, Spouse,
Domestic Partner or Childâ€™s Other parent if they live in your home. If you or your household members
are self-employed, please have them complete the Statement of Work Activity Form. Paystubs must cover
the most recent month (4 weeks) of employment.
Self-employed Family Members:
Choose an approved childcare provider (childcare providers must meet requirements as determined by the state
in which childcare is being provided). To see if your provider of choice is eligible to participate, please follow the
link to the Childcare Provider State Guide. Your childcare provider must submit all required certifications as outlined
by your state before they are eligible for payment.
Childcare Provider State Guide
Please remember: you may contact GAP Solutions, Inc. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EST at the toll-free telephone number 1-855-886-0687
to speak with a Childcare Coordinator.
When you are ready to start your application, Login or
Create A New Account.
Childcare Center:Established licensed setting where children are cared for in a group away from their homes for all or
part of the day. Childcare Centers include nursery schools, preschools, and Parent Cooperatives. The objectives of Centers vary, from taking
care of children whose parents are working, to preparing the children for school. Childcare Centers provide care for groups of children ranging
in an age from infancy through school age.
Family Childcare Home:A private home where a childcare provider provides childcare services for children from infancy through
school age. The care is provided at the home of the childcare provider (not in the child's home). Family Day Care is licensed or registered by the
State in which the childcare provider resides. The number of children allowed in a Family Day Care Home varies depending on the number of adults
providing care in the home setting.
Group Childcare Home:A private home where two or more childcare providers provide childcare services and education for (7)
or more (usually a total of about 12) children in a private home and who employ one or more paid assistants to meet child-to-staff ratio requirements.
Group Day Care is licensed or registered by the state in which the Childcare providers reside.
License Exempt Centers:Certain states may allow certain licensing exemptions for centers if they are part of a public or
private organized educational system (a school or facility operated by a religious institution caring for children during short periods of time).
Also, recreational center based programs whose purpose is to provide social, recreational, or religious activities for school age children, such as
scouting, boys club, girls club, sports, or the arts may also be license exempt. Please check with GAP Solutions to learn about specific license
exemptions allowed by your state.
School Age Program: A program offering before and or after school care to children enrolled in kindergarten or higher grades.
These programs may operate from school buildings or other licensed facilities and may be operated by the school itself, parent groups or local
Childcare Centers. The purpose of School-Age Programs is primarily to provide care for children during such times of the day when regular school classes
are not in session. They are not intended to extend or replace regular school classes.
In-Home Childcare:Care is provided by a non-relative who comes into the child's home to provide care. Sometimes the childcare
provider brings his/her own children. Generally speaking, the childcare provider provides services through a personal agreement with the parent(s)
and works without training or professional affiliations. (May not be legal in your state).
Relative Care:Care usually provided by an aunt, uncle or grandparent of the child. Care may be provided in the relative's or
the child's home. (May not be legal in your state. Contact GAP Solutions, Inc. for more information) or refer to your state's CCDF Plan.