Voucher Eligibility Information

If you are a TANF recipient, meaning you receive TANF for yourself and your children, you are to go to the Child Care Services Division building located at 4049 South Capitol Street SW Washington, D.C. 20032

If you have another child with a voucher at another school or daycare, you are also required to go to the Child Care Services Division building. If these two categories do not apply to you, please see the list below of documents that you would need to qualify for a voucher:
  • Child Birth Certificate (for all children)
  • Both your child’s and your Social Security Card
  • A valid ID (Driver’s License)
  • Proof of Residency (utility bill, government assistance letter, such as DC medicaid, TANF, SNAP, etc. See more information below)
  • Must be working/in school a minimum of 20 hours Monday-Friday between 7am-6pm)
  • Two most recent pay-statements.
  • Any additional sources of income (SSI, Alimony, Child support etc).
  • If you are in school, please provide a fully-detailed copy of your school schedule, with start and end dates. A minimum of 20 credit hours and a source of income are required.

Acceptable Documents for DC Residency Verification:

  • Current official rent receipt on the company form or letterhead including the name of the applicant, current address, name of the landlord or rental agency, date of receipt (no more than 30 days old)
  • Evidence of home ownership such as a mortgage payment statement including the applicants name and current address (no more than 30 days old)
  • Lease, mortgage or housing subsidy document showing applicant’s name and address (no more than 30 days old)
  • Original utility bill (residential telephone, gas, electric, water or sewer bill) showing applicant name and current address (no more than 30 days old). Cellular telephone bills are not accepted. Cable bills are unacceptable unless the home telephone bill is included
  • A notarized letter with original seal (indentation) signed by the “landlord” or homeowner stating that the applicant and children (include names) live with the writer at the stated address. The notarized letter must be dated within 30 days of the eligibility determination date and must be accompanied by two other current, original pieces of mail dated within 30 days and showing the applicant’s name and address. One pay stub with current address may be included among these supporting documents
  • E-bills for utilities (telephone, electric, water, sewer or gas) showing applicant name and current address along with two pieces of mail as described directly above
  • Referrals no more than 30 days old from an authorized District of Columbia agency such as the Child and Family Services Agency (Foster Care or Child Protective Services), D.C. Superior Court, or the TANF program
  • Documentation no more than 30 days old of active TANF, Food Stamp or Medicaid benefits received by the applicant.

Additional Information:

FY20 Income Guidelines for Child Care Subsidy

FY20 Sliding Fee Scale

Application for Subsidized Child Care

If you have any questions about voucher eligibility, please email billable.services@appletreeinstitute.org