Youth and Family Assistance
Irving Family Childcare Assistance Program
The City of Irving, along with Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (WFS) and the ChildCareGroup (CCG), are offering families affected by COVID-19 emergency childcare assistance payments. These payments are not loans; they are full grants paid directly to the childcare provider and no repayment is required. View the flier.
Beginning Friday, Aug. 28, applications will be accepted online to qualified families. Households/Guardians must:
- Have lived within the City of Irving on or before March 1, 2020.
- Have been or will be required to return to work at place of employment. Working for an employer while based at home is not eligible.
- Show loss of income due to pandemic, such as loss of job, reduced hours, reduction in pay, increased healthcare expenses, added childcare expenses, etc.
- Not have received additional childcare assistance from CARES federal stimulus via another agency.
If approved for assistance, the childcare provider will be directed to invoice CCG, which will pay on behalf of the applicant. The childcare provider does not have to be based in Irving, but must be licensed or registered with the State of Texas.
These are examples of documentation that may submitted for verification:
- Utility bills dated on or before March 1, 2020
- Bank statements
- Tax assessments
- Mortgage or rental documents
- Voter registration
- Correspondence from a government authority regarding:
- Receipt of benefits, such as a pension
- Unemployment benefits
- Housing benefits
Return to Work
- Employer notification to return to work
- Employment offer/hire letter
Loss of Income
Includes loss of job, reduced hours, reduction in pay, increased healthcare expenses and additional childcare expenses.
- Notification from employer for loss employment
- Notification from employer for reduced hours and/or pay
- Check stubs showing the difference
Child Care Assistance
- Bright Horizons: Offering free child care at Plaza of the Americas, 700 North Pearl St.,Suite N101, Dallas, to health care workers through June 19. Email Bright Horizons or call (214) 999-1021.
- Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) | Subsidized Child Care Program: For families and child care programs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as for essential workers requiring child care to continue work. See more information and resources for Parents and Child Care Programs.
- All Things Made New (youth mentoring for 5th -12th grades): (214) 460-7644
- Cancer Support Community North Texas: (214) 345-8428
- Carter’s House (diapers, baby wipes, formula, socks and underwear for children up to 5 years old): (800) 943-8663
- S & F Athletes (youth mentoring): (817) 874-8504
- The Main Place (clothing and personal items for homeless teens, individuals and families)
- The Warren Center (early childhood intervention, speech, PT, OT): (972) 490-9055
- YMCA of Metro Dallas (emergency childcare): (214) 880-8622