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Child Care Grant

This grant assist with child care costs while eligible parents attend LCC. Child care providers must be licensed. Income guidelines and other eligibility criteria apply.

Overview

Purpose:

The Child Care Grant is designed to provide eligible custodial parents with child care funding assistance while the parent is attending Lansing Community College. The grants are based on the criteria listed below and provide partial payment of licensed child care services for the recipients.

Grants:

Grants are dependent on the number of applications received and the availability of funds. Specific grant amounts are determined by the number of credits for which the student enrolls. The child(ren) must be in licensed child care during the time the parent is in class in order to be eligible for assistance.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible even if....

  • you have a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
  • you are not a US citizen.
  • your children are not going to an LCC childcare.
  • you do not live in district.

A recipient must be enrolled and attending class during the time that a child is in day care.

A student may be eligible for child care assistance for one semester regardless of past academic performance. Students who fail to earn a 2.0 gpa in subsequent semesters may be ineligible or may receive a child care award for a limited number of credits. Withdrawals ("W") and Incompletes ("I") will affect subsequent eligibility. No Repeat ("R") courses will be funded unless approved by a staff member.

This award is limited to 12 credits unless the student's curriculum requires more. Fewer than 12 credits may be taken.

The family’s gross income must not exceed:

$25,000 self with one dependent
$27,000 self with two dependents
$29,000 self with three dependents
$31,000 self with four dependents

Add $ 2,000 for each additional dependent

If your family’s gross income exceeds these income guidelines, you may be eligible for other types of financial assistance.

Information:

Dependents:
The members in the family who are claimed on the income tax return or children for whom you have custody or joint custody are considered dependents. If married and living in the same home, spouse should be counted as a dependent.

Proof of Income and Custody:
Proof of income and custody must be included with the application. Examples include: paycheck stub with year to date; document from employer; letter from Friend of the Court; Department of Human Services or Social Security.

Deadline:
All applications must be completed and received by the Women's Resource Center/Returning Adult Program on the deadline date. All applications must have complete information about the child care facility and the child care license number filled in. Proof of income and custody must also be attached. All incomplete applications will be determined ineligible.

Finding a Provider:
If you need assistance in finding a provider, please call the Office For Young Children at 887-4319 or 1-800-234-6996 before the deadline.

Award Type:
No funds will be given directly to recipients of the Child Care Grant. Checks will be made out by Lansing Community College and sent directly to the approved day care provider with recipient's name as the second endorser.

Application Deadline Dates

All applications for the Child Care Grant are to be submitted to the WR/RAP office. You are advised to turn in your application as soon as possible. DO NOT WAIT FOR THE FINAL DEADLINE. THOSE WHO APPLY FIRST MAY BE SERVED FIRST.

FALL 2017, SPRING 2018, SUMMER 2018 Deadline Dates:

  • Fall Semester: June 15
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Session: April 15

If the deadline falls on the weekend, applications will be accepted the following Monday until closing. Call (517) 483-1924 for office hours since hours of operation may vary.

  • Receipt of this grant for one semester does not guarantee its continuance in subsequent semesters and is dependent upon availability of funds.
  • All applications must be completed and received by the Women’s Resource/Returning Adult Program (WR/ RAP) by the deadline date. No exceptions will be made.
  • All applications must have complete information about the child care provider, including the CHILD CARE LICENSE NUMBER. If you need assistance in finding a provider, visit the website of Greater Lansing for Kids at http://greatstartforkids.org/connect/.
  • The REQUIRED proof of income and custody must be attached.

Confidential Financial Statement

Proof of current family gross income must be attached when you file this application: current paycheck stubs or document from employer stating year-to-date salary, letter from Friend of the Court, Department of Human Services, or Social Security. IF APPLICATION IS NOT COMPLETE BY THE DEADLINE, APPLICANT WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR THIS GRANT.

Limitations and Continuation of Grant

  1. All grants will be made on a one-semester-only basis. Eligibility does not guarantee a grant and is dependent on availability of funds.
  2. A recipient must be enrolled and attending an LCC class during the time that a child, in child care, is supported by the grant.
  3. A student may be eligible for child care assistance for one semester regardless of past academic performance. Students who fail to earn a 2.0 or higher in each course while receiving this grant may be ineligible or may receive a child care grant for a limited number of credits. Drops after the 100% refund time period, Withdrawals ("W"), Incompletes ("I"), and lack of a satisfactory completion rate may affect subsequent eligibility. No Repeat ("R") courses will be funded unless approved by a staff member.
  4. The grant funding must be used for child care at a licensed child-care home or child-care center.
  5. If you receive child care assistance from any other source such as DHS, city scholarships, etc., you must use those funds first. If you have unmet child care needs, the WR/RAP may be able to assist you if you meet all eligibility criteria for the Child Care Grant.
  6. This grant is designed to assist students in obtaining their educational/occupational goals. LCC courses taken toward a certificate or associate degree, joboriented courses, those taken for transfer, and other courses as approved are eligible for child care assistance. Recreational courses will be limited to one per semester.
  7. This grant is limited to 12 credits (6 credits in the Summer) unless the student's curriculum requires more. Fewer than 12 (or 6) credits may be taken.

Accounting and Administration Concepts

  • No funds will be given directly to recipients of the Child Care Grants. Checks will be made out by Lansing Community College and sent directly to the approved child care provider with the recipient's name as the second endorser.
  • Please note that the check must be signed by both the recipient of the grant and the child care provider.
  • No monies may be given to the recipient by the child care provider unless money is owed back to the recipient who paid in advance.

Contact Us For More Information

If you have any questions about this grant, please contact the WR/RAP at (517) 483-1199.

Drop off application to:

Women’s Resource/Returning Adult Program
LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Gannon Building
Campus Resources

OR

Mail application to:

WR/RAP - 1130
Lansing Community College
P.O. Box 40010
Lansing, MI 48901-7210
Call to verify receipt

OR

Fax applications to:

WR/RAP
517-483-9645
Include your full name.
Call to verify receipt.

More Contact Info

Address:

1130 – Women’s Resource /Returning Adult Program
Lansing Community College
P. O. Box 40010
Lansing, Michigan 48901-7210

Phone:

(517) 483-1199
Fax: (517) 483-9645

Online:

http://www.lcc.edu/wrc
Email: wmnrsrc@lcc.edu

NOTICE: Documentation referenced in your application must be submitted before the deadline. Bring to the WR/RAP Office in the Gannon Building/Star Zone or scan and email. Applications submitted without all required information will be INELIGIBLE.

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Adult Resource Center at Lansing Community College

Adult Resource Center
Gannon Building - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1199
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