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Illinois Action for Children
Illinois Action for Children is a state-based program that has provided funding to help families in need of child care for programs such as Early Childhood, Before & After School, and Day Camp. To learn more about Illinois Action for Children, click here.
In order to qualify for Action for Children, you must meet the following requirements:
- All parents and or/adults living in the household must be working and/or in school during the time the family is requesting the care in need.
- Parents/Guardians must be Illinois Residents
- Children receiving care must be under the age of 13 (children can be up to age 18 if there is a documented special need requiring they be supervised)
- You must meet the income guidelines as listed below (please note the monthly income must be BEFORE taxes)
|Family Size||Monthly Gross Income – Before Taxes|
You would need to complete the following application here and submit to email@example.com and include two consecutive pay check stubs within the last 30 days OR a letter from your employer on your company’s letterhead verifying your hourly wage, work schedule, with your employers’ contact information if pay check stubs cannot be provided.
Once your paperwork is received, please allow 3-5 business days to receive an email from one of our fee assistance team members to confirm if you qualify and what your estimated coverage would be.
There is no cost to apply for Illinois Action for Children.
Depending on your income, family size, and the program registered for, you can receive anywhere from 25% to 100% off your child care costs.