Essential Workers Child Care Relief Scholarship Now Available

| December 22, 2020

By the Department of Economic Security

Essential Workers Child Care Relief Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to eligible applicants, and are dependent upon capacity and resources available. 

The EWCCR scholarship is available to essential workers in the following classifications:

  • Health care
  • First responders
  • Essential government operations
  • Grocery store and food bank workers
  • Licensed/certified child care

In addition to qualifying as serving an essential function, parent eligibility requires that:

  • Critical job functions cannot be completed remotely (telework);
  • Household income is $65,000 or less annually; and
  • The parent does not have access to child care and/or in person school services, or there is a health or safety concern with the child attending in person school services.

The Essential Workers Child Care Relief Scholarship includes:

  • Child care scholarships for all age groups birth through 12 years of age.
  • Child Care through any DES contracted child care provider:
    • Search Online at; or
    • Call toll-free: 1-800-308-9000 Monday-Friday 8am-6pm & Saturday 8am-Noon
  • Parents will not have to pay a copay.

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