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child care initiative  grants

The COVID-19 Pandemic created a hardship on families and their ability to remain employed due to lack of childcare. Tuition Assistance grants can help middle-income, working families overcome financial barriers that limit access to high-quality childcare. 

The City of Spokane provides these grants to assist with stabilizing the household in the aftermath of the pandemic, offering support to families who have been in the workforce for at least three months.

Tuition assistance grants can provide three months of assistance for eligible families.
  • First Month: 100% of child care tuition
  • Second Month: 50% of child care tuition
  • Third Month: 25% of monthly child care tuition
Eligible Families must meet the following criteria:
  • Live within the City of Spokane?
  • Have children aged birth to 5 years who are not enrolled in school
  • Not qualify for assistance through Washington State’s Working Connections Child Care (WCCC)?
  • Have a household income at or below 120% of the State Median Income (SMI)? Not sure? Check the income table.

For more information on the Child Care Initiative Grants, please contact

Wendy Nelson-Lloyd / 509-862-8016

The Child Care Initiative Act Grants have been made possible by the City of Spokane.

Families who reside in Spokane County may also be eligible for a tuition assistance grants.

Please visit Spokane Workforce Council for application details.

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