Eligibility Rules For Child Care Subsidies, By State

States can determine parents’ eligibility for child care subsidies through requiring minimum work hours, enrollment intensity, types of degree programs or satisfactory academic progress. Many of the states below have additional requirements and caveats to the eligibility rules described here.

State Work hours requirement Enrollment hours requirement Limited degree program Time limit on education Academic progress requirement
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Notes

Eligibility rules do not apply to parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families in Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.