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Changes to Child Care Subsidy Expand Access for NIH Families

The Office of Research Services has announced changes to the Child Care Subsidy Program. Formerly available to NIH federal employees with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $75,000, the income cap has now been raised to $80,000. This change increases support for NIH families and maintains our competitive edge with other federal employers. 

NIH offers the subsidy program to help NIH families pay for licensed child care. The subsidy can be used for summer camp, before and after care, infant care and more. The program reimburses up to $5,000 in child care expenses to qualified and registered participants. NIH Title 5 (General Schedule or Wage Grade), Title 42 and Commissioned Corps employees are eligible to participate if their AGI (Line 7 on IRS Form 1040) is $80,000 or less.  

Visit https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/childcaresubsidy to learn about eligibility and enrollment requirements and to apply.

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Dana Talesnik
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