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Eligibility Requirements

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The Faculty Child Care Assistance Program (FCCAP) provides a salary supplement to eligible faculty to offset qualified childcare expenses. Eligibility has expanded for the fiscal year 2023 to help more families meet the cost of child care.

New for 2023: Expanded Eligibility!

Household income ranges expanded to help support the affordability of care. Participants must have a total household income reflected below in the income ranges and awards section. 


  • The program is available to The Professoriate (i.e., Full, Tenure Line Faculty, Non-Tenure Line Faculty in the University Medical Line or Academic Council). See Faculty Handbook Definition in Section 1.2.5. Academic Staff and Other Teaching Titles, including Clinician Educators, Adjunct Professors, Acting Professors and Visiting Professors are not eligible for this program. See Faculty Handbook Definitions in Sections 1.2.11 and 1.2.12.

Eligibility requirements 

  • Legal dependents up to age 12 are eligible.
  • Spouses, partners (with whom you share a household and who is the parent of your child(ren)), and registered domestic partners must be full-time students, employed at least 50% FT (20 hours/week), or disabled and unable to work
  • New faculty members have a 12-month grace period for their spouse/partner to meet employment requirements as long as they are looking for employment (previously six months).

 

Any type of care qualifies for reimbursement as long as it is provided by: 

  • A person or organization who can provide an SSN or ITIN for documentation purposes 

  • A person or organization who is being paid for taking care of your dependent, as documented by receipts that are submitted for reimbursement

  • A person who is not the employee’s legal dependent 

 

Income Ranges and Awards:

Award levels are based on the family's federal taxable gross earnings as determined by the prior year’s taxes, current earnings statements, including any child support payments, and the age and number of eligible children (not the Adjusted Gross Income reported on your most recent 1040). 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

AWARD

<$160,000

$24,000

$160,001 to $200,000

$16,000

$200,001 to $224,000

$8,000

$224,001 to $262,149

$6,000

Awards are taxable income and will be reported in Box 1 of the W2 Form.