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Besoin d'aide pour payer la garde d'enfants ?

Nous administrons

Bourse d'études pour la garde d'enfants Best Beginnings du Montana

pour aider les familles à faible revenu

couvrir les frais de garde d'enfants.

Avant de postuler, consultez notre FAQ.

COMMENT S'INSCRIRE

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Si vous n'avez pas d'ordinateur personnel, préférez recevoir une candidature papier par courrier ou avez simplement des questions, nous sommes là pour vous aider !

Appelez-nous au 406.728.6446 pour obtenir une candidature ou parler à un spécialiste de l'éligibilité.

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Vous êtes également invités à passer à notre bureau situé au 2409 Dearborn Ave., Ste. L, Missoula, MT 59801 à tout moment

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Si vous souhaitez de l'aide pour le processus de candidature, si vous avez des questions ou souhaitez d'autres ressources, veuillez envoyer un e-mail ou appeler notre spécialiste de l'engagement familial.

Cliquez ici pour plus d'informations

Y compris les conditions d'éligibilité de base de l'État (en vigueur le 01/03/2024) pour le programme Montana

  • What are the program’s work / school requirements?
    If you are not receiving TANF benefits, the scholarship requirements vary based on the following: Single-parent household, not attending school, must work a minimum of 60 hours a month, or about 15 hours per week average. Two-parent household, neither parent attending school, must work a minimum of 120 hours per month, or about 30 hours per week between both adults. If you are attending school part or full time, please contact us for eligibility requirements.
  • What is the child support requirement?
    In Montana, eligibility for child care assistance requires you to meet one of the following requirements for any child in the household with an absent parent: Have a compliant case with Montana Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED). Have a parenting plan approved through the courts and signed by a judge. Have evidence of good cause for not pursuing child support. Good cause exemptions may be granted when there is a risk of harm to either you or your child if you were to seek child support from the absent parent, or in cases of rape or incest. Contact Child Care Resources if you have questions about meeting the child support requirement.
  • What will this cost me? (My Investment)
    Income Qualifications: Maximum Income Limits
  • How much will my copayment be?
    If you qualify for the scholarship program, you will pay a copayment based on your household size and gross monthly income, instead of paying the full cost of child care Copayments are determined based on a family’s gross monthly income and family size, and will be between 1% and 9% of your monthly income before deductions such as taxes or benefits Copayment is a monthly payment that is paid directly to your licensed child care provider All copayments must be received by the child care provider in order for eligibility to continue at the time of your annual renewal
  • What does the scholarship cover?
    The Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship is meant to supplement the cost of child care and will not cover your entire child care bill. Any amount that is not paid by the scholarship is your responsibility. This will include your copayment amount, and the difference between the state reimbursement rates and your child care provider’s rates when your provider charges more than the state rates. Your financial responsibility may also include: Days your child care provider bills for holidays. Vacation or sick days when your child care provider is closed. Application or activity fees which are not covered the scholarship program. Click here for more information on state reimbursement rates, or contact your Eligibility Specialist.
  • Where can I find additional forms like the Work Verification or School / Training Verification?
    Supplemental forms can be found here. Please talk to your Eligibility Specialist if you have questions about which forms are needed for your situation.
  • How long is an eligibility period?
    A typical eligibility period for the child care scholarship is one year from the month in which you apply, but there are some circumstances that may make the eligibility period shorter. When you are approved, you will be sent a notice that tells you the dates that you are eligible for assistance.
  • How do I know if I’m approved and what is approved?
    When you are approved, you will be mailed a notice that tells you the dates you are approved for assistance, what your monthly copayment amount is, and the hours of child care that have been authorized under your child care scholarship.
  • What changes need to be reported during my eligibility?
    Any time you have a change in your work or school status or a change of address you must report the change within 10 business days. If you have experienced a job loss, a grace period is available to help you with child care while you look for work. A change in child care provider must be reported within at least one business day in order to avoid a lapse in payment to your new child care provider. Changes cannot be backdated and will start the day the Eligibility Specialist is notified.

FAQ

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Travailleur de garde d'enfants
Programme de bourses

Un programme unique d'aide à la garde d'enfants est disponible pour les employés de garde d'enfants éligibles par le biais de la subvention Montana Bright Futures Birth to Five (BF B-5). Le financement est limité et les demandes sont traitées selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi.

  • Au moins un parent/tuteur du ménage doit être un membre du personnel travaillant directement avec les enfants dans une garderie.

  • Pour plus d'informations et des critères d'éligibilité détaillés, cliquez ici

  • Pour postuler, veuillez remplir le formulaire et le soumettre à Child Care Resources.

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