AmeriCorps Childcare Benefits Program

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.

AmeriCorps Childcare Benefits Program

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.


Privacy Statement

The personal information that is solicited on this form is needed to determine your eligibility and later to disburse payments on behalf of the AmeriCorps Member. We solicit your name, address, phone numbers, date of birth for children needing care to determine your eligibility for the childcare benefit. From the child care provider, the primary purpose for soliciting a social security number/ Tax Identification number, banking information, phone number and home address is to help facilitate payments of your benefit to them on your behalf. Gap Solutions is committed to ensuring that any personal information received is safeguarded against unauthorized disclosure. The data you provide is voluntary and subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the agency's privacy policy. Collection of the information you provide is authorized by the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Serve America Act of 2009 (Pub. L. No. 111-13). If you choose not to disclose your personal data, it could impact your ability to receive payment or other benefits or the agency to process your application. Use of the information collected based on this form is restricted to the purposes cited in this privacy statement or unless the disclosure is otherwise permitted under the provisions of the Privacy Act. This information may be released to appropriate federal, state, and local agencies, when relevant, and to civil, criminal, or regulatory investigators and prosecutors. For information on routine uses authorized in the Federal Register notice governing this system of records, please visit

Privacy Act Statement (PAS)

Authorities – This information is requested pursuant to the National and Community Service Act of 1990 as amended (42 USC 12501 et seq.), the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 as amended (42 USC 4950 et seq.), and E.O. 9397 as amended. Purposes – It is requested to manage, administer, and evaluate the childcare benefits program offered to eligible AmeriCorps Service Members. Routine Uses – Routine uses of this information may include disclosure to (1) contractors to assist with administering the childcare benefit, (2) individuals and organizations providing childcare, and (3) federal, state, or local agencies pursuant to lawfully authorized requests. A complete list of uses can be found in the system of records notice associated with this collection of information, CNCS–06–CPO–ACB–AmeriCorps Child Care Benefit System (ACB). Effects of Nondisclosure – This request is voluntary, but not providing the information will likely affect your ability to receive childcare benefits.

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