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. 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 including award amounts or to apply for an employee child care assistance award visit the ECCAP website.
COVID-19 Temporary Expansion of ECCAP
The current ECCAP program is being expanded from September 1 – December 31, 2020 to provide financial assistance to faculty and staff working 2 days or more per week with children up to age 13, (age 13 as of September 1, 2020). Additional rules apply. For more information and to apply for this benefit visit the COVID-19 Temporary Expansion of ECCAP website.