One22 child care help

One22 Resource Center has opened a pilot program to provide monthly assistance to families in need of help paying for child care after either a decrease in income or increase in child care costs.

One22 Resource Center has launched a new program to help families find child care.

Clients have been telling the nonprofit that child care is difficult to afford because so much of a low-income family’s income goes to rent or mortgage payments. So One22 has launched the program to help those families stay at work.

“Child care is necessary for working parents and children in our community, and we recognize the need to provide support during this time,” Executive Director Sharel Lund said in a statement. “This pilot program will assist families who have experienced an unexpected loss of income or increase in child care related expenses.”

The pilot program is open until May 31, and the results will be reviewed in June. Applications can be submitted at One22JH.org/financial-assistance. Families need to apply monthly, with applications due by the 20th of each month.

To be eligible, families must have experienced a loss of income or increase in child care costs, and they must be at 100% of the Teton County median family income or lower. The program will cover up to 10 days of child care at a provider’s rate, up to a cap of $750 per child with a $1,500 cap for families.

Parents or guardians who work in Teton County but pay for child care in a neighboring community like Teton Valley, Idaho, or Star Valley are eligible. People who have lost their jobs in Teton County within the past three months are also eligible.

The new child care assistance is in addition to the summer camp scholarship program One22 administers, which has been expanded this year. A press release said the guidelines for which low-income families qualify have been adjusted, and the grade levels eligible now also include middle school students. A week of camps for high schoolers is also part of the program now.

See One22JH.org/scholarship-programs for information and applications.

Contact Tom Hallberg at 732-7079 or thallberg@jhnewsandguide.com.

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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