Childcare Grant Application

Childcare Grant Application

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  • Childcare Assistance Program

    • Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are due by August 31.
    • Only children under the age of 5 are eligible, and only if they are not yet enrolled in a public school system (e.g. Head Start or other public preschool).
    • After the application deadline, applicants are ranked by financial need, GPA, course load, and history in the program. Student must have an ECC GPA to be eligible.
    • Students applying for childcare assistance must apply for Financial Aid.
    • The program is intended to fund students from October to May, not including the break between semesters. This will continue as long as the student maintains eligibility.
    • Students must maintain at least 6 credits of classes and a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible for the program. In the event a student is no longer receiving funding, a student from the waiting list may take this spot.
    • Daycare assistance is paid directly to the provider, not to the student. All children in this program must attend a licensed facility. A home daycare is acceptable as long as it is licensed by the state.
    • Students receiving assistance from other sources (such as Department of Social Services or Down East Partnership for Children) are ineligible for assistance through this program.
    • Childcare Assistance Funds are provided by a state grant. The grant amount varies from year to year; therefore the number of students served varies each year.
    • ECC does not have a daycare facility on site and does not endorse or assist students in finding daycare. The Down East Partnership for Children is a wonderful resource for this. They can be reached at (252) 985-4300.
    • View important information about childcare in North Carolina online.

    For more information, please contact:

    Johanna Underwood
    Student Support Counseleor
    (252) 823-5166, ext. 263

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