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If you are a member of the United States military, you may be eligible for Department of Defense child care fee assistance. Members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps may receive help paying for child care providers in the community where they live if they are unable to access care on their installation.

Where can I get more information?

These military child care fee assistance programs are managed by Child Care Aware of America. Military families interested in learning more about the programs can find information on the Child Care Aware of America website. You’ll find details about eligibility, the application process, and program requirements. Click on your branch below to read more on the Child Care Aware of America website.

Army Fee Assistance Programs

Air Force Fee Assistance Programs

Navy Fee Assistance Programs

Marine Corps Fee Assistance Programs


This text has been adapted from content originally created by Child Care Aware of America Grant #90LH002 for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC).