Subsidized Child Care

About the Program

The state and federal governments have made funding available to assist qualifying parents in meeting their child care expenses. The Child Care Information Service of Montgomery County (CCIS) is responsible for administering the subsidy program and for determining family funding eligibility for Montgomery County residents.

Visit the resource and referral page if you need help finding a child care program.


In order to qualify for subsidized child care you and, if applicable, your spouse or live-in companion must:
  • Work an average of at least 20 hours a week or work an average of at least 10 hours a week and attend training an average of at least 10 hours a week.
  • Have gross annual family income that is under 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guideline
  • Have at least one child under 13 years of age needing child care

View a full version of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services subsidized child care eligibility regulations.

Income Guidelines

Family Size Maximum Gross Yearly Family Income
2 $32,480
3 $40,840
4 $49,200
5 $57,560
6 $65,920
7 $74,280
Effective 05/01/2017.

Application Process

Contact our office at 610-278-3707 or 800-281-1116 and ask for an eligibility application packet. You may also download a Subsidized Child Care Application or apply online at COMPASS.

Within 30 days of the date the CCIS receives your signed and dated application you will be notified whether you are eligible or ineligible to receive child care subsidy If your application is not complete, is missing documentation, or requires further explanation, the CCIS will contact you.

You must have a face-to-face meeting after you are authorized for child care funding in order to maintain your eligibility.