Maine's Child Care Subsidy Program

What is the Child Care Subsidy Program?
The Child Care Subsidy Program helps eligible families to pay for child care so they can work, go to school or participate in a job training program.

Who is eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy?
Eligible families must meet the income guidelines
And
At least one of the following activities:

  • work
  • school
  • job training program

What types of providers are eligible to participate?

  • Licensed or certified child care centers
  • Licensed or certified family child care homes
  • Adults who provide care in their own homes
  • Adults who come to your home to provide care
  • Relatives over the age of 18

How much will the Child Care Subsidy Program pay on behalf of a family?
The family will be responsible for their co-payment and the Child Care Subsidy Program will pay the rest, up to the Market Rate, for your area.

What are the rules of the Child Care Subsidy Program?
Child Care Subsidy Program Rules

How is the Child Care Subsidy Program funded?
The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is a federal block grant that provides funding for states aimed at improving access to quality child care for high-need children and families.

Who do I contact with questions?
Contact us:

Resources for Providers

On-site consultation through Maine Roads to Quality’s: On-site consultation involves individualized, on-site support to programs using a partnership approach.

Child Care Subsidy Online Billing
The Child Care Subsidy Program offers child care providers who are caring for children on the Child Care Subsidy Program the option of billing online. This allows Providers to submit a bill for reimbursement  at their own convenience without having to send in a paper bill.

This self-directed training provides helpful information and resources to support providers as they access the Child Care Subsidy Online Billing System. 

Child Care Subsidy Online Billing Provider Training (PDF* | also in Powerpoint*)


Child Care Subsidy Online Billing