Workforce Solutions Alamo recently received a $43 million grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to support child care for our service industry. In collaboration with the San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association and the Texas Restaurant Association, TWC is implementing this child care program to help income-eligible workers in service industries who generally operate in close quarters with their customers and whose jobs cannot be accomplished remotely. While TWC is targeting aspects of the service sector with child care, all families continue to have access to TWC’s regular low-income child care subsidy program.
- 12 months of eligibility
- Parent share of cost is $0.
At least one parent must be currently employed or entering employment in one of the following TWC-specified service industries:
- Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: NAICS 71
- Accommodation and Food Services: NAICS 72
- Retail Trade: NAICS 44-45
- The parent must require child care services in order to work
- One-parent households must be working a minimum of 25 hours per week
- Two-parent households must be working a total of 50 hours per week.
- The family income must be below 75% of the State Median Income (SMI)
- The child must be under age 13 (or under age 19 if disabled)
- The child must have legal citizenship or immigration status
- The child must reside with a family (including with an individual standing in loco parentis) within the Alamo local workforce development area.
Interested parents/caregivers may apply here. Workforce Solutions Alamo is encouraging all businesses whose employees may be eligible to share this information with their employees.