For Parents

Financial Assistance to Pay for Child Care

ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT PROGRAM (APP)

Funded by the State of California, Alternative Payment Program (APP) reimburses the child care costs for parents while they are engaged in a qualifying activity such as; work, school, job seeking or other approved activity identified in the California Education Code.

CalWORKs: STAGE 2 & STAGE 3

APP Stage 2 begins when the parent’s employment and child care arrangements are "stable".  Families may remain in this stage for up to 24 months after they stop receiving CalWORKs cash assistance or when a family receives a CalWORKs diversion from (DSS) Department of Social Services.

APP Stage 3 begins after the 24 months on Stage 2 has ended.

Click here for application.