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Exciting Changes to the NIH Child Care Subsidy Program 2019

​The Office of Research Services is pleased to announce an exciting change to the NIH Child Care Subsidy Program.

Effective March 1, 2019, the Program's qualifying total adjusted family household income cap has been raised to $80,000 per year and reimbursement percentages have been increased up to 80 percent of the total cost of care, with a maximum $5,000 subsidy per year.


You may be eligible to participate if you meet the two requirements:

  • You are a NIH Title 5 (General Schedule or Wage Grade), Title 42, or Commission Corps employee.
  • Line 7 on your 2018 IRS Form 1040 is $80,000 or less.

Don't wait - find out today if you are eligible to begin saving money on child care tuition for your children under the age of 13 enrolled with a licensed child care provider. This program is available nationwide. Apply today by using the NEW online registration system.

If you think you may qualify, please visit to learn about eligibility and enrollment requirements and to apply. You can also call the Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS), Child and Family Program Team at 301-827-3250. 

For more information about NIH Child and Family Programs, visit - The DATS manages many NIH LISTSERVs that may also be of interest to you, which you can find at:   

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