The Child Care Assistance Program subsidizes the cost of child care for low-income families (at or below 150% of the federal poverty level) that are working and/or in school and have a need for child care. Once determined eligible for Child Care Assistance, families can remain eligible up to 200% FPL. The subsidy amount varies depending upon the age of the child, the type of child care, the location of the program, and the rating of the child care program (as determined by the Look for the STARS Quality Rating System). Regional offices are located throughout the state and are staffed by Eligibility Interviewers who work with families to determine the amount of subsidy they qualify for. More information on this program can be found at www.NewMexicoKids.org.
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