AmeriCorps Child Care Benefits Program

The AmeriCorps Child Care Benefit Program is available for qualified, active, full-time AmeriCorps State and National, VISTA, NCCC, and FEMA Corps Members who need the benefit to serve; eligibility requirements are listed below for each AmeriCorps program. Child care benefits are paid directly to qualified child care providers for all or of part of the member’s child care costs during their active time of service with AmeriCorps; child care benefit payments cannot be paid directly to AmeriCorps members. Child care benefits may not exceed applicable payment rates as established in the state in which the child care is provided under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 9858c(4)(A)).

Application Process

To learn about your eligibility requirements, click below to our
AmeriCorps Child Care Program Fact Sheet

For your convenience, you can choose to apply online. Please utilize and share the below links to our online applications; and if you choose to fill out a paper application, click on the Forms tab in the right corner of this page to print out the forms you need.

AmeriCorps Member Online Application:
https://www.americorpschildcare.com/Applyonline/MemberApplication.aspx

AmeriCorps Provider Online Application:
https://www.americorpschildcare.com/Applyonline/ProviderApplication.aspx

Members, please use the AmeriCorps Member and Child Care Provider Checklists to confirm that you have all the documents to complete your Child Care benefit application.

AmeriCorps Member Checklist
AmeriCorps Provider Checklist

For a description on the Types of Child Care Providers, please click below.

Types of Child Care Providers

GAP Solutions (GAPSI) has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help answer questions that AmeriCorps State & National, VISTA, and NCCC members may have about the AmeriCorps Child Care Program (ACCP). If you find you have further questions not addressed by the FAQs or need assistance in applying please feel free to contact our child care coordinators toll free at 1-855-886-0687 .