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Getting Started - Program Specifics

Getting Started

The Resource Connection is proud to offer financial assistance programs to Amador and Calaveras County residents. These programs are designed to help income-eligible families cover the expenses associated with childcare services. Funding is provided through a combination of federal, state and local agencies. When funding allows, The Resource Connection will open enrollment to new families based on our Childcare Eligibility List (CEL).

Childcare Eligibility List (CEL)

  • The Childcare Eligibility List determines which families should be served first
  • The family is ranked by gross family income, family size and other needs. Income is verified prior to enrollment
  • Children receiving CPS, or children at risk of being neglected or abused are given priority
  • If a child lives with a guardian/foster parent only the child's income is used to determine the family's rank

To be placed on our Childcare Eligibility List, please use our on-line application-

==> CEL Application - Amador County

==> CEL Application - Calaveras County

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Subsidy Income Requirements

Below are the family size/income levels for qualification. There are other situations besides income that could qualify you - the application will help determine if you qualify.

Family Size Makes less than a month Makes less than a year Family Size Makes less than a month Makes less than a year
1-2 $6,128 $73,536 7 $10,834 $130,008
3 $6,931 $83,172 8 $11,074 $132,888
4 $8,025 $96,300 9 $11,315 $135,780
5 $9,309 $111,708 10 $11,556 $138,672
6 $10,593 $127,116 11 $11,797 $141,564

(as of 7/1/2023)