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Child Care Assistance Fact Sheet

The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 provides FEMA the specific authority to award Child Care Assistance through the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) provision of the Individuals and Households Program (IHP), to assist disaster survivors who have a disaster-caused financial burden for child care. FEMA may provide Child Care Assistance to address disaster-caused child care expenses for eligible households with:

• Children aged 13 and under; and/or

• Children aged 14 up to 18 with a disability, as defined by federal law, who need assistance caring for themselves.

Child Care Assistance is a form of financial assistance and funds are paid directly to eligible applicants. FEMA will award a one-time payment for the household’s increased financial burden for up to eight cumulative weeks of child care, plus any eligible expenses, or the maximum amount of assistance for Child Care Assistance, whichever is less. The maximum amount of Child Care Assistance is established by the state, territorial, or tribal government.

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The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 provides FEMA the specific authority to award Child Care Assistance through the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) provision of the Individuals and Households Program (IHP), to assist disaster survivors who have a disaster-caused financial burden for child care. FEMA may provide Child Care Assistance to address disaster-caused child care expenses for eligible households with:

• Children aged 13 and under; and/or

• Children aged 14 up to 18 with a disability, as defined by federal law, who need assistance caring for themselves.

Child Care Assistance is a form of financial assistance and funds are paid directly to eligible applicants. FEMA will award a one-time payment for the household’s increased financial burden for up to eight cumulative weeks of child care, plus any eligible expenses, or the maximum amount of assistance for Child Care Assistance, whichever is less. The maximum amount of Child Care Assistance is established by the state, territorial, or tribal government.

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