Financial Assistance

Supplemental Child Care Program

The Childcare Resources' Supplemental Child Care Program (SCCP) assists eligible parents with paying for the cost of child care. Based on a sliding scale related to family size and income, parents pay a portion of the cost of care and Childcare Resources pays a portion.

As of June 15, 2020 we are accepting applications from residents of Blount, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker Counties.

Due to a large increase in applications, please allow up to 90 days for your application to be reviewed by our Financial Assistance Coordinator.

If you have already submitted an application previously and have not yet been contacted regarding its status, please DO NOT RE-SUBMIT.

Eligibility Requirements


A family must meet all five requirements in order to be eligible for our Supplemental Child Care Program


Must not already be receiving child care assistance from DHR or Child Care Central

Service Area

Must live in a county within our service area: Blount, Jefferson, Shelby or Walker County

Child Age

Must have a child birth to five years of age 
(until eligible to start Kindergarten)


Must be employed and working at least 30 hours per week or more (total hours for self or self + spouse/partner)

Family Size

According to family size, your annual income must fall within our  Income Eligibility Scale

Definition of Family Size

A family consists of a parent/guardian, his/her spouse, and all
their dependent children under 18 years of age (related by
blood, marriage, adoption, or guardianship) who reside in the
same household.  

Determine Gross Annual Income

Gross income for all family members
(includes regular income, tips, commissions, SSI, SSA, etc.)


All dividend and interest income


All alimony payments

Eligibility Scale

Family Size






SCCP Minimum Annual Income






SCCP Maximum Annual Income






Effective 03/01/2021

Before You Apply:

Please thoroughly review all eligibility requirements to ensure you are eligible to apply.
Only COMPLETE applications will be reviewed.

Initial Screening Application

Program Funders

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Walker Area Community Foundation
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Application Process

Applications are processed within 90 days of receipt. A family will receive an email notifying them regarding the status of their application. The email will indicate one of the following: 


  • Family is eligible and documentation requested

  • More information is being requested to determine if family is eligible

  • Family is not eligible for assistance

Waiting List

Families are placed on the waiting list in the order their application was received, and as funding is available will be pulled accordingly to submit additional information.  A email will be sent requesting eligibility documentation. Families that meet eligibility guidelines will be invited to an interview to complete enrollment in the program.

Families currently enrolled in the SCCP are required to report any changes to their employment status, income, family size, etc. within ten (10) days from the first day the change occurs. Some changes may require additional paperwork, which will be provided to the family upon receipt of their SCCP Parent Change Form.