The AmeriCorps Childcare Benefits Program provides benefits paid to qualified childcare providers for all or of part of the member's childcare costs during their active time of service with AmeriCorps.
The AmeriCorps Childcare Benefit Program is available for qualified, active,
full-time AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, and AmeriCorps State and National members who
need the benefit to serve. Eligibility requirements are listed below for each AmeriCorps program.
Childcare benefits are paid directly to qualified childcare providers for
all or of part of the member's childcare costs during their active time of service
with AmeriCorps; childcare benefit payments cannot be paid directly to AmeriCorps
members. Childcare benefits may not exceed applicable State Maximum Reimbursement Rates as
established in the state in which the childcare is provided under the
Childcare and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 42 USC 9801.
Whether you are an AmeriCorps member or childcare provider, please use the AmeriCorps Member and Childcare Provider Checklists
to confirm that you have all the documents to complete your Childcare benefit application.
AmeriCorps Member Checklist
AmeriCorps Provider Checklist
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 the Forms/Resources button located at the center of the homepage to find and print the forms you need.
AmeriCorps Member Online Application
AmeriCorps Provider Online Application
For a description on the Types of Childcare Providers, please click below.
Types of Childcare Providers
To find out if your provider of choice is approved to receive childcare payments from AmeriCorps, please review the AmeriCorps Childcare Provider State Guide.
If your childcare provider doesn't meet your state's requirement to participate, please select a different childcare provider.
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 Childcare 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 childcare coordinators toll free at 1-855-886-0687.