September 29, 2023

Child Care Scholarships

DSS will continue to offer child care scholarships for working parents. Beginning October 1st, in order to qualify for an SC Working Families Child Care Scholarship your family’s income must be at or below 85% of the State Median Income ($64,068 for a family of three).  Families whose income falls above the new threshold and already have child care scholarships will remain enrolled until their 52-week eligibility period expires.  No current scholarship recipients will be “cut-off” on September 30th.  85% of the state median income is the highest income level allowable under federal law.