Employee Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP)
The ECCAP provides assistance to eligible faculty and staff with pre-kindergarten children to help them meet the cost of child care. The awards are based on household income and can be used to pay for a wide range of possible arrangements, from in-home care to licensed day-care centers. The maximum award for one eligible child is $5,000; an additional $1,000 award is available for a second eligible child. Only one award is available per eligible family. For tax purposes, these awards are treated as additional income and may be subject to state and federal tax. For more information and to apply for an employee child care assistance award visit the ECCAP website.