Financial Resources for Families
Paying for Child Care
Subsidy Child Care Program
The Child Care Subsidy program uses state and federal funds to provide subsidized child care services to eligible families.
The family must meet income eligibility requirements in order to be approved for services. The parent may be required to pay a parental fee (a portion of the cost of care). The parental fee is based on the family’s income unit and family size.
Subsidy services are based on eligibility, the need for child care, and the availability of funds. A waiting list is formed once funds have been depleted. (CURRENTLY IN PLACE)
For more information, please visit the DSS Child Care (Day Care) FAQs page.
Subsidy Child Care-LifeSpan
Smart Start funds will partially support the cost of child care for at least five children at Lifespan Circle School.
Work First, also known as TANF, provides support to help families overcome obstacles and become independent once again. Qualifying families may receive:
Contact NC Care Line at 1-800-662-7030 for more information.
There are two parts of Emergency Assistance – Cash and Services.
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time cash payment to help eligible families pay their heating bills. This payment is usually received in February of each year. A household that applies must:
Please contact Alamance County Department of Social Services at (336) 570-6532
Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)
The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) is a Federally-funded provides assistance to low-income households that are in a heating or cooling related emergency.
The maximum allowed benefit amount can be up to $600 per application, per crisis situation. An eligible household may receive assistance more than one time during the State Fiscal Year(July through June).
A household that applies must:
Tax Credits & Help Filing
Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC)
The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Advanced Earned Income Tax Credit are available to qualified people who work. If you qualify, this money is yours to claim. Ask your employer for the proper tax forms or call 1-800-829-1040.
FREE tax help for families earning around $49,000 or less! www.nwlc.org/our-blog/filing-free-finding-available-tax-preparation-services