Child Care Subsidy Program

Accessing quality childcare is a challenge for many parents. The purpose of the Child Care Subsidy Program is to provide financial assistance with childcare costs to eligible working families.

The Child Care Subsidy Program issues vouchers to eligible families in need of help with the cost of childcare. To receive this assistance, families must meet certain requirements. In addition to help with the cost of childcare, families can receive help locating a licensed childcare provider. Visit the Maryland State Department of Education Child Care Resource Center for more information.

The applicant must be:

  • A Maryland resident who is working or in an approved training program, or in public school; or
  • A recipient of Temporary Cash Assistance or Supplemental Security Income or within CCSP income guidelines; and
  • Willing to have your child immunized by Maryland State standards; and, where appropriate
  • Pursuing child support.


Families in the following categories may be eligible during the year:

Family Size Maximum Annual Income
2 $24,277
3 $29,990
4 $35,702
5 $41,414
6 $47,127
7 $48,198
8 $49,269
9 $50,340
10 $51,411

NOTE: For teen parents and non-parent custodians $5,000 is disregarded from their gross annual income

Visit Maryland State Department of Education Child Care Resource Center for more information about the Program.

To find out if you qualify for this program, you may apply on line via SAIL or visit one of the local offices​.

Interpretation Services are available free of charge for limited English proficiency customers. Please contact one of the local offices​ for assistance.