The Oregon Student Child Care Grant Program was established to assist parents enrolled
in postsecondary education obtain safe, dependable care that supports their children's
development while allowing completion of the parent's academic programs.
Among applicants who meet the eligibility criteria of this program, priority in the selection process shall be given in the following rank order:
A prior recipient of benefits of the Student Child Care Grant who maintains satisfactory academic progress as defined by this program, who has continuing financial need, continues use of a provider who meets registration requirements, and who has not exhausted maximum award eligibility.
New applicants will be awarded based on the following criteria:
Students' credits earned toward a Certificate, Associates Degree, or first Bachelor's Degree.
Use of childcare providers who are listed with the Oregon Department of Human Services, or, registered or certified with the Oregon Child Care Division.
Students enrolled full-time.
Students enrolled half-time if awarded, you must enroll with sufficient hours to earn 36 credit hours (24 at semester schools) per academic year.
Grant payments for student child care for eligible recipients will be disbursed on a term/semester basis provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and continues to have a child who qualifies under the rules of the program. Disbursement is made directly to the post-secondary institution, not to the recipient or their childcare provider. It is the student's responsibility to pay their child care provider.