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COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program

New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced on 9/21/2020 that applications are now open for the new COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program. The Murphy Administration has created this program to help families with child care costs as schools open remotely.

The $150 million program will provide child care tuition assistance to New Jersey families with incomes up to $75,000 that are in need of either full or part-time child care due to their child’s remote learning schedule.

Families can apply for this assistance by completing the online application at www.ChildCareNJ.gov. Those applying will need proof of income and a notice or announcement from their child’s school of a remote learning schedule.

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Child Tax Credit

Helpful links:
ChildTaxCredit.gov (this is a one-stop-shop for information about the CTC.)

ATTENTION: You may qualify for Child Care In New Jersey – COVID-19 Child Care

Note, the income cap was increased from $75,000 to $150,000 on October 1. If you previously applied for tuition assistance and were denied because of income, someone will be reaching out to you shortly.

The New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program can help you pay for care for your school-age child in need of child care as a result of COVID-19 remote learning schools schedules.

To be eligible for this assistance, you must be:

  • a NJ resident;
  • your child must be attending school remotely, either part-time or full-time; and
  • your annual gross household income must be $150,000 or less.

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Through advocacy, leadership, and collaboration, the Department of Human Services helps to improve the quality of life of individuals in our community who are vulnerable, economically disadvantaged, or otherwise in need.

The Department of Human Services coordinates and administers programs and services to the various population groups in need. The scope of services supported and provided by the Human Services Department includes programs that assist residents with limited income and resources in the areas of financial assistance, employment, housing and emergency assistance. The department also serves the community as an information and referral source for residents in need of various services.

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  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention— Information on COVID-19 symptoms, testing, and resources.
  • New Jersey Department of Health–Public health services and information about schools and businesses, and best practices for daily activities and going out.
  • State of New Jersey Parent Link— Job and hiring portal, COVID data dashboard, testing & tracing, state announcements, and more.
  • COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
    • If you are eligible for a vaccination but have not yet been notified about available appointments in the NJVSS, there are additional ways to get vaccinated:
      • Make an appointment directly with a vaccination location that does not use the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, listed here.
      • If you work or volunteer at a select health care facility, make an appointment through your place of work.
      • Veterans who receive care from VA health facilities or live in VA long-term care facilities, may be eligible for vaccines through the VA. Learn more here.
    • Youth vaccination information and resources:

      • We would like to share some recently updated resources from CDC related to COVID-19 vaccination for children and teens.Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19 are decreasing right now, but there is still ongoing community transmission. Recent studies show that vaccination continues to protect people against emergency department/urgent care visits, hospitalizations, and death associated with the Omicron variant. Unfortunately, vaccination rates remain low among children ages 5–11 years, leaving them more vulnerable to serious disease. While children have a lower risk for severe COVID-19 compared to older adults, they can still get it, spread the virus to others, and become seriously ill-and there is no way to tell in advance which child will get a mild or severe case.The following resources provide information about COVID-19 vaccination for parents and caregivers of children and teens. We encourage you to share this information widely, and to continue to emphasize the fact that studies have shown COVID-19 vaccines to be safe and effective for children and teens.

         

         

        We would also like to emphasize a new webpage from CDC: Vaccinating Children with Disabilities Against COVID-19. This page includes strategies to improve COVID-19 vaccine accessibility for children with disabilities and special healthcare needs, who may be at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

If you need help applying for COVID-19 Housing Assistance, Princeton Human Services can help! Click here for more information.

Womanspace COVID Emergency Housing Project

Housing Assistance Program (English)

Housing Assistance Program (Spanish)