Subsidized Child Care Program

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Overview

Using state and federal funds, North Carolina provides financial assistance for child care to many families through a locally administered state supervised program. You are free to choose your own type of child care arrangement. Payment amounts for each child depends on:

  • Your family situation
  • Your income
  • The cost of child care provided
  • The type of public funds from which the payment is made

Each County receives an annual amount of state and federal funds from the State to spend for subsidized child care services. If funding is not available to serve all families who apply for subsidized child care, the families can be placed on a waiting list until funding becomes available.

Qualifying for the Subsidized Child Care Program

Income limits apply. Most families are required to pay a 10 percent parent fee. The parent is responsible for paying the fee directly to the child care facility/provider.

Income Limits for Child Day Care

Income limits depend on the number in the household. Below are guidelines. You can always call us at 252-206-4177 for more information.

Family Size Maximum Gross  Income
133% Federal Poverty Level 
Maximum Gross Monthly Income
200% Federal Poverty Level             
Percentage of Income for
Parent Fee
1 $1,337  $2,010 10%
2  $1,800    $2,707 10%
3  $2,263    $3,403 10%
4 $2,727  $4,100 10%
5 $3.190  $4,797 10%
6  $3,653   $5,493 10%
7 $4,116  $6,190 10%
8 $4,580  $6,887 10%
9  $5,043  $7,583 10%
10 $5,506  $8,280 10%
11  $5,969   $8,977 10%
12 $6,433   $9,673 10%