As part of the CARES Act money received by the State of South Carolina, SCDSS is offering child care assistance for parents who work in businesses that have been deemed essential based on Governor McMaster’s Executive Orders. Your Home Builders Association has been in contact with DSS staff and construction is deemed essential even though it isn’t listed in the documents linked below.
The deadline to apply is Friday!
In order to qualify, you must be currently working at an essential business (construction is essential), you must need child care so you may continue to work, and you must complete a child care application by Friday, May 8. You do not have to meet any income guidelines for this limited program.
If you or any member of your team would like to apply and believe you meet the criteria, please email Christi Jeffcoat. In the email, you will need to provide your first and last name, the best phone number to reach you, and your occupation and the business where you work. In the subject line, please put “Essential Employee Child Care Request”. Upon receipt of your email, DSS staff will coordinate with you by sending you the child care application and any other information that may help you find child care.
CARES Act Documents for Childcare Vouchers