Jefferson County Department of Human Resources(205) 423-4300
2001 12th Ave N
Birmingham, AL - 35234
Hours: 8am to 4:30pm M-F
The Office of Child Care Subsidy administers the subsidized child care program funded through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).The mission of the program is to provide Alabama's low and moderate-income families with equal access to affordable and quality child care services as they participate in work, educational or training activities.
Currently, the Department administers the program regionally through four (4) Child Care Management Agencies (CMA's) in nine (9) regions.
Who is Eligible For Subsidized Day Care Services?
You may be eligible for services if you are making your home in Alabama and are employed and/or enrolled in school/training and making no more income than is allowable.
The Department of Human Resources administers eligibility services of the Child Care Subsidy Program contractually through regional Child Care Management Agencies (CMAs).
These private and public non-profit agencies determine eligibility, provide resource and referral, administer the Department's child care certificate program, authorize child care, register providers to accept child care subsidy payments and validate provider billing statements.
The Family Assistance Division runs programs funded by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant issued to provide benefits and services to families in need so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives. These services also help to promote job readiness, work and marriage and the prevention of out of wedlock pregnancy.
• Temporary Cash Assistance The Family Assistance Program provides temporary cash assistance for basic needs for low income families with children under age 18 or age 19 if s/he is a full time student in a secondary school or in the equivalent level of vocational or technical training. Assistance is issued on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. Recipients are not to use EBT cards in liquor, wine or beer stores, casinos or other gambling establishments, strip clubs, tattoo or body piercing facilities or facilities providing psychic services. Benefits are not to be used to buy liquor, wine, beer, tobacco products or lottery tickets.