Child Care Subsidy

Childcare Subsidy Flyer

The Subsidized childcare program is funded through state and federal dollars to assist parents or their legal guardians with the cost of safe and quality childcare for children under the age of 13.  Families who receive financial assistance may choose the childcare program that meets their need however, they must be approved to receive childcare subsidy funds.

In order to qualify for childcare subsidy, the family must meet the income guidelines and meet one of the needs for childcare.  The following situations meet the need criteria to be eligible for childcare subsidy:

  • You are working or attempting to find work through the Work First Family Assistance Program
  • You are attending a school or a job training program which will lead to employment
  • Your child is receiving services from Child Protection (CPS)
  • Your child needs care to support child welfare services or your family is experiencing a crisis
  • Your child has developmental needs

Onslow County has served between approximately 1,540-1,067 children in the last few years.  An application and an interview for services is required in order to be found eligible and receive assistance.  You must apply in person at Onslow County Consolidated Human Service Building. 


Please note: funding for this program is limited and at times there is a waiting list for services. It is important to apply in order to get on the waiting list.

Further Information

For more information on this program, please call 910-455-4145
Please note, all applications must be done in person at:

Onslow County Department of Social Services
612 College Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540