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.