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Child Care Bridge Fund

Are you on the Child Care Assistance (CCA/CCG/WSNCT) 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.

Please note: Program funding and space are limited. Placement is not guaranteed.

STEP 1 | DO I QUALIFY?

1.   A resident of Dallas County, Tarrant County, or the North Central Texas Region (currently Denton and Collin Counties)

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

* Student childcare subsidies vary by location: Dallas County CCMS will subsidize childcare costs for students up to 65 credit hours | Tarrant County CCMS up to 48 months. | North Central Texas Region up to 60 months of undergraduate study. | Graduate students may still qualify if working 25+ hours/week.

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

STEP 2 | CALL & TOUR  A PARTICIPATING SCHOOL

If you answered “YES” to each question above, then you may be eligible for the Child Care Bridge Fund. Explore Bridge Fund partner centers to find a school that is convenient to your home or work.  Call and visit to obtain a Bridge Program application.

Click to Explore Participating Bridge Fund Centers