The AmeriCorps Childcare 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. Childcare benefits are paid directly to qualified childcare providers
for all or of part of the member's childcare costs during their active time of service with AmeriCorps; childcare
benefit payments cannot be paid directly to AmeriCorps members. Childcare benefits may not exceed applicable payment
rates as established in the state in which the childcare is provided under the Childcare and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 9858c(4)(A)).
To learn about your eligibility requirements, follow the link to our
AmeriCorps Childcare Benefit Program Fact Sheet
Whether you are an AmeriCorps member or childcare provider, please use the AmeriCorps Member and Childcare Provider Checklists
to confirm that you have all the documents to complete your Childcare benefit application.
AmeriCorps Childcare Program Member Checklist
AmeriCorps Childcare Program 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 Childcare Providers, please click below.
Types of Childcare 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 Childcare 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 childcare coordinators toll free at 1-855-886-0687 .
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.
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. The Table below helps you understand if your state exempts any of the above programs.