"The subsidy program is a great benefit to have. As a single parent it helps to make child care more affordable. I would definitely recommend it to any parent that is not taking advantage of this opportunity."(Comment from Subsidy Participant)
Section 643 of Public Law 106-58, the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 2000, allows federal agencies to use appropriated funds which are otherwise available for salaries to assist employees with lower incomes in paying for child care provided by licensed providers.
The NIH has chosen the Federal Employee Education and Assistance (FEEA) Childcare Services, Inc., to manage the agency's Child Care Subsidy Program. The FEEA Childcare Services Inc., will receive the completed applications, make the subsidy determinations based on eligibility and funding, and notify the applicants and the child care provider of the decision.
Questions about the application process should be addressed to FEEA Childcare Services Inc., at the following telephone numbers:1-800-323-4140, 1-800-338-0755, or (303) 933-7580.
The following explains the program and provides applications, forms, and contact information.
To qualify for a subsidy you must:
NIH Contractors and Fellows are not eligible for this program by Federal law.
Child care subsidy is limited to $5,000.00 per year, per family. **
Completed applications will be accepted in the order they are received and approved applications will be effective at the beginning of the month in which they are received.
* Refers to total adjusted household income on IRS Tax Return: Form 1040 line 21 and Ez Form 1040 line 4.
** This program includes a cap of $5,000 per family per year, and the participant's subsidy under this plan will be reduced by the amount of other state or local child care subsidies received by the participant.
If you are contributing to a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA):
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NIH federal employees can apply at any time.
NIH federal employees interested in participating in this program should carefully review all of the information and requirements and follow these procedures:
If the employee's child(ren) is/are not yet enrolled in child care, employees should identify a licensed and/or regulated center-based or family child care provider, and ensure there is a space for their child before applying for the subsidy. Once space is verified, employees can complete the subsidy application forms.
The Complete Subsidy Application Package Consist of:
Request Subsidy Application Form:
Federal Employee Education and Assistance Childcare Services, Inc.NIH Child Care Program3333 S. Wadsworth BoulevardSuite 300Lakewood, Colorado 80227