Fayetteville Offers Families Childcare Assistance

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The Childcare Assistance Program is available to eligible families who live, work or go to school in Fayetteville, thus including both University of Arkansas students and employees. This program will provide help for low- to moderate-income families with childcare expenses.

Eligible participants may receive up to 12 monthly payments for childcare assistance, which will be made directly from the city to licensed childcare facilities in Fayetteville, according to its announcement.

The city of Fayetteville received a total of $17,911,418 in American Rescue Plan Act funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury to help address community needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This program was approved at the Dec. 6, 2022, Fayetteville City Council meeting with an appropriation of $500,000 from the City’s ARPA funding.

Applicants must meet all the following criteria to be considered for eligibility: 

  • Lives, works or goes to school in Fayetteville
  • Applicant’s child is enrolled in a properly licensed childcare facility located within the city of Fayetteville
  • Meets low- to moderate-income guidelines

The city’s program summary can be helpful. For more information and to request an application, contact Community Resources at community_resources@fayetteville-ar.gov or phone 479-575-8260.  

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