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Child Care Assistance for Native American Families in Nevada

Date: October 3, 2012 Author: ITCNCCDF Categories: Press Releases


SPARKS — The ITCN CCDF program hopes to relieve the financial strain child care fees can sometimes have on families. According to a recent report issued by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), “Parents and the High Price of Child Care: 2009,” child care prices are proving a strain on families.

The report also claims that child care prices are higher than other household expenses. The average amount is higher that what families spent on food and higher than average monthly mortgage payments.

The ITCN CCDF program hopes to alleviate some of that financial strain by offering child care fee assistance to any eligible family in the state of Nevada who can prove a lineage of Native American descent for their child or children.

The CCDF program services the Reno/Sparks and Carson City urban areas, as well as, 15 tribal communities throughout the state of Nevada. If eligible, assistance will be based on the family’s monthly net income and family size. Based on those two factors, families will pay no more than 4 to 8.5 percent of their monthly net income for child care costs. Families who think they may qualify for the child care subsidy program are encouraged to call or stop by the ITCN central office to request an application.

The ITCN CCDF office is located at 680 Greenbrae Drive in Sparks or call 355-0600 to request an application.

Read more: Sparks Tribune – Child care relief for Native American families in Nevada

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