New Trier Township Summer Camp Child Care Assistance Deadline Approaching

Financial assistance for summer camp is available through New Trier Township’s Child Care Assistance Program. Applications are available at the Township Office and on the Township website atwww.newtriertownship.com. The deadline for application submission is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Financial assistance is also offered for day care and before and after school care. Those applications are also currently available. The deadline for day care is July 15 and the deadline for before and after school care is July 31. Please note that residents needing assistance meeting day care costs can apply at any time throughout the year while funds last.

Determining Eligibility

To be eligible for assistance, a resident must have lawful custody of a child under the age of 13 who receives care in a licensed facility. Both child and parent (or legal guardian) must reside within the boundaries of New Trier Township. Both custodial parents or the child’s legal guardian must be working (full or part-time), attending school, or participating in a job training program during the hours of the child care program. Finally, eligibility is based upon meeting specified income guidelines. Extraordinary medical expenses or circumstances will be taken into account.

Guidelines for income eligibility are as follows:

Family Size Gross Income

2 $46,000

3 $49,000

4 $52,000

5 $56,000

6 $60,000

Application Process

Interested parties should submit a completed Child Care Financial Assistance application with required documentation prior to the deadline. Required documentation may include but is not limited to federal income tax return, recent paycheck stubs, proof of residency, verification of child’s enrollment in program, child care provider license number, current fee sheet from child care provider. Incomplete applications will be returned for completion.

For more information, please contact the New Trier Township Social Services Administrator at 847-446-8201 or jwinstedrosser@newtriertownship.com.


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