RICHMOND, Texas – Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced the county has approved the Federal CARES Act funding to support families with eligible childcare expenses Monday.
The announcement took place at the Historic County Courthouse, located on the 2nd Floor Commissioners Courtroom in Richmond, Texas.
Qualified families can receive a childcare voucher valued at $500 per child. Up to three vouchers per family. Officials said there are more than 180 childcare facilities to choose from.
The childcare voucher can be used at any participating licensed childcare facility in Fort Bend County.
Online applications began on March 1, 2021. Please visit www.fortbendcountytx.gov.
In order to be eligible for the program, you must follow the following criteria:
- Fort Bend resident
- The child must be under 13 years of age
- Meet income level criteria
- Have experienced income loss due to COVID-19
A question and answer session will follow after the press conference with George and county officials.