Child Care and Development Fund
The Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) is the designated lead agency to administer the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). DWSS partners with The Children’s Cabinet in northern Nevada and the Las Vegas Urban League in southern Nevada to provide eligibility case management and support to child care providers.
The CCDF Child Care and Development Program assists income-eligible families in obtaining child care so they can work, receive job training, or finish a higher education/vocational training program.
For more information about the Child Care Subsidy Program:
Nevada Child Care Fund
In July 2022, the State of Nevada launched the Nevada Child Care Fund to expand CCDF funding to help lower costs for parents, keep child care workers on the job, and support child care businesses. This Fund is supporting the required copays for subsidy-eligible households. If your household is not already receiving federal child care subsidy assistance, please apply above.
Video Testimonials on the Nevada Child Care Fund:
- Ahni Ward, Child Care Provider
- Danielle Strong, Child Care Provider
- Emily Buckles, Las Vegas Urban League
- Marty Elquist, The Children’s Cabinet
For more information about the Nevada Child Care Fund:
Head Start Eligibility for Families Receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Support
In April 2022, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) released a joint announcement about a change in Head Start policy which makes it easier for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households to become eligible for Head Start programs. ACF expanded its interpretation of “public assistance,” as used in the Head Start statute, to include SNAP. Now SNAP households can demonstrate their eligibility for Head Start by simply showing proof of SNAP receipt or eligibility, such as a copy of a notice of approval, other documentation of eligibility or benefits from the SNAP agency, or an Electronic Benefit Transfer card with SNAP identification number to become categorically eligible for Head Start services. Click on the flyers below for more information.