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Child Care Subsidies for Federal Employees

Child care subsidy programs provide financial assistance to eligible families to assist with child care costs. These programs provide financial assistance to employees who have children enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in licensed family care homes or child care centers.

Children must be in the following categories:

  • Ages birth to 12 years of age
  • Disabled and under the age of 18

For specific information, program eligibility and application process please select the appropriate Agency from the listing below.

If your employing Agency or Department is not listed above, please use the link below and you will be directed to the OPM Website for assistance. 

Authority allowing Federal Agencies to use appropriated funds to subsidize child care was first established as a pilot program by Congress in Public Law 106-58 Section 643 on September 29, 1999.Federal agencies, at their own discretion, can establish a Child Care Subsidy Program for their employees to assist with the costs of child care.

Subsidy Program Contacts

Customer Service:
(866) 508-0371

Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m (CST).

GSA Child Care Subsidy Administration
2 SE
2300 Main
Kansas City, MO 64108


Subsidy Newsletter for Sponsors

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Subsidy Newsletter for Providers

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