Essential Child Care Assistance

How Do I Qualify?

  • Applicant(s) must be a worker deemed essential as identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Such as:
    • Health Care Sector Employees
    • Emergency Responders
    • Sanitation Workers
    • Food Service Workers
  • For the complete list please visit the CISA website
  • Must be United States citizen or national
  • Must reside within the city limits of Baytown
  • Applicant must have legal custody of the children who are to be placed into a child care facility
  • Applicant must not exceed the below-stated maximum income limits
Number in Household
Annual Max Gross Income

Child Care Provider Requirements

  • Provider must be licensed with the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Provider must be a registered City of Baytown vendor      
    • New vendors must submit a Vendor Setup Form and supporting documents such as Form W-9
    • Staff will provide Vendor Setup Forms as needed

Application and More Information

Submit completed applications with required documentation to Community Development. Program staff will not accept incomplete application packages.