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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Childcare Subsidy Program for Families


Announcement regarding program for the 2023-2024 school year

The Town of Acton has dedicated $40,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to offer a childcare subsidy program for the 2023-2024 school year.

The program is intended to provide grants to families in need of childcare, maintain employment, attend school, or seek employment through a job search.

Participating families will receive $3,000 to cover the cost of childcare or after-school care for children ages 13 and under. Funding can be used at any program licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), Extended Day through Acton-Boxborough Community Education, Acton Recreation, and Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley.

 Funds will be awarded to eligible families on a first-come, first-served basis using the following ARPA guidelines for household size and income limit:


  • Household of 1, Income Limit $61,100
  • Household of 2, Income Limit $69,810
  • Household of 3, Income Limit $78,520
  • Household of 4, Income Limit $87,230
  • Household of 5, Income Limit $94,250
  • Household of 6, Income Limit $106,740
  • Household of 7, Income Limit $120,360


Applicants must provide proof of address and verify their income.


Once an application has been approved, funds will be paid to the childcare provider directly. The application can be viewed here


Those with questions about the program or application should contact the Community Services Office at 978-929-6651 or by email at

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