Supplemental Child Care Program
The Childcare Resources' Supplemental Child Care Program (SCCP) assists eligible working parents with children birth to age five (prior to kindergarten entry) 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.
Effective November 1, 2021: Applications are being accepted from residents of Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, and Walker Counties and the City of Birmingham.
Childcare Resources has updated the minimum income in our Annual Income Eligibility Scale as of June 14, 2021. The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) has continued to monitor the fluid changes of the pandemic and its effects on the child care community. DHR increased its entry and exit income thresholds to allow more families to participate in the child care subsidy program.
A family must meet all five requirements in order to be eligible for our Supplemental Child Care Program
Must be employed and working at least 30 hours per week or more
(total hours for self or self + spouse/partner)
Annual Family Income Eligibility Scale
According to family size, your annual income must fall within our Income Eligibility Scale
Must have a child birth to five years of age (until eligible to start Kindergarten)
Must live in a county within our service area: Blount, Jefferson, Shelby or Walker County
Must not already be receiving child care assistance from DHR or Child Care Central
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.)
SCCP Minimum Annual Income
SCCP Maximum Annual Income
Before You Apply:
If you have already submitted an application previously and have not yet been contacted regarding its status, please DO NOT RE-SUBMIT. Please thoroughly review all eligibility
requirements to ensure you are eligible to apply.
Only COMPLETE applications will be reviewed.
Applications are processed within 60 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
Families are placed on the waiting list in the order their application was received, and as funding is available will be enrolled 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 documentation, which will be provided to the family upon receipt of their SCCP Parent Change Form.