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Child Care Bridge Fund

Are you on the Child Care Assistance (CCA/CCG) wait list and need help paying for child care? We may be able to help!

If you qualify, the Bridge Fund can help pay your childcare costs while enrolled at a participating Bridge Fund Center, until you are outreached for permanent care by CCMS.  Explore qualifications and Bridge Fund Centers below.

Currently, the Bridge Fund is able to accept applications from:

1) Dallas County families currently on the CCMS waitlist

2) Tarrant County families currently on the CCMS waitlist

DO I QUALIFY?

1.   Resident of Dallas County or Tarrant County.

3.   Female attending school full-time or working 25+ hours per week.  Two-Parent Households: minimum of 50 hours a week  (25+ hours each)*

4.  At least one child aged 0-5 needing child care

5.   Currently on the waiting list for Child Care Assistance

6.   Earn less than the monthly income guidelines below

* Dallas CCMS can subsidize childcare costs for students up to 65 credit hours | Tarrant CCMS can subsidize childcare costs for students up to 48 months.  Graduate students may still qualify if working 25+ hours/week.

**Include ALL monies received on a monthly basis, before taxes have been taken out.

Dallas County

Tarrant County

If you answered “YES” to each question, then you may be eligible for the Child Care Bridge Fund. Please click here for a list of participating Early Learning Centers where you can obtain a program application.