Who is eligible for CCIS?

General eligibility requirements for CCIS subsidy:

  • All applicants must reside in a county of Pennsylvania, and must apply for services in their county of residence..
  • All applicants must have a child or children who are citizens of the United States or are lawfully admitted to the United States needing child care while the parent/caretaker(s) work or attend an education program.
  • All Parent/Caretakers must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Be working a minimum of 20 hours a week.  Training hours can be used to meet half of this requirement.
    • Having a promise of a job that will start within 30 days of CCW application.
    • Attending an education program (Teen Parents Only)
  • All applicants must be able to provide proof of identification for each parent or caretaker in the home.
  • Children in need of care must be less than 13 years old, unless affected by a disability. Children with disabilities may be eligible through age 18.
  • All applicants must meet the CCIS Income Guidelines listed below.

The above information provides only general guidelines. Other conditions may apply.

CCIS Income Guidelines

Family SizeMaximum Yearly Family Income
(As of May 2017)

The annual income for a family to be eligible to receive subsidy is 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.