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Service Industry Recovery Child Care (SIR)

12 months of Child Care is available for qualifying parents in the service industry!

Eligibility:

  • Parent’s Employer must be in one of the following three service industries:
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Retail Trade
  • Children must be 12 and under, or under 18 if disabled.
  • Children must have legal citizenship or immigration status.
  • Parent must require child care to work.
  • Child care must be provided by a provider contracted with or willing to become contracted with the child care services program.
  • Family’s gross income (Before taxes and deductions) must fall below 75% of state median income.

Click Here to Apply


– Additional Info –

In order to address the impacts of COVID-19 and to support Texas’ continued economic recovery, on June 29, 2021, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) approved funding to support a new child care program to help workers in TWC-specified service industries.

To qualify for SIR child care, at least one parent must be currently employed or entering employment in one of the following TWC-specified service industries:

State income eligibility requirements apply.

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