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Making a targeted investment, North Dakota’s Working Parents Child Care Relief (WPCCR) pilot program aims to help attract and retain employees – specifically parents who need child care and may be experiencing challenges due to the high cost of infant and toddler care.
This cost-sharing pilot program focuses on families with young children (birth – 36 months) because this is when you face the greatest economic pressure and make critical decisions about how and if you rejoin the workforce. The WPCCR pilot program matches some employer child care benefits.
Qualifying Gross Household Incomes (before taxes)
Family Size (Adults and Children)
Maximum Gross Monthly Household Income
Need help finding licensed child care? Visit the Early Childhood Information for Families page.
Families can apply for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), which helps pay a portion of the cost of child care for each eligible child (birth through 13th birthday) for qualifying families. Learn more at hhs.nd.gov/applyforhelp/ccap
This Working Parents Child Care Relief: How to Guide for Parents shows how to create an account, submit an application, report changes and more.
Be sure the contact email in your Working Parent Account is the primary email you have access to.
You will also want to add NDwpccr.email@example.com to your contacts to ensure all emails are delivered to your inbox. If you do not see the emails, please check your Junk/Spam folders or your All Mail folder.
Working parents who are participating in the state’s existing Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) are not eligible for a state match from the Working Parents Child Care Relief program for a child who may already be benefitting from CCAP.
Each parent will be given the choice of which program they would like to participate in. It is possible that a family may be eligible for CCAP but would choose to participate in the Working Parents Child Care Relief program, or vice versa. The decision of which program to participate in is up to the family. As long as the employer has opted in, and the family is eligible, they may have options to consider.
If an employer wishes to offer a child care benefit to employees who may not be eligible for Working Parents Child Care Relief (or for CCAP), they can certainly do so. That is an individual employer-level decision. The state’s program guidelines simply define who may be eligible to receive a state match from the pilot.
Attestation means the act of a person confirming through an electronic or written signature that the statements the person made are truthful and correct.
Report to HHS Early Childhood any changes that occur after the application date of submission including change in ND licensed child care provider, household members, employment status, or income.
WPCCR state match payments are considered income by the IRS, and you will receive a 1099 from the State of North Dakota. Please consult your accountant or tax professional to understand more about your tax situation.
It is recommended that you maintain all financial records for 7 years.
Qualifying parents must be working for a North Dakota business and utilizing a ND licensed child care program.
Contact your employer’s Human Resource department or your supervisor regarding qualifications and details on how your employer is offering the paid child care benefit.
You can apply once your employer provides you with the WPCCR Employer Code. Typically, you need to supply the state four weeks of monthly gross income. Contact information: Email NDwpccr.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 701-328-2115 press 2; 711 (TTY)
Contact your employer’s Human Resource department or your supervisor regarding qualifications and details on how your employer is offering the paid child care benefit. Typically, you need to supply the state 4 weeks of monthly gross income. Contact information: Email NDwpccr.email@example.com or phone: 701-328-2115 press 2; 711 (TTY)
For you to receive the state match the employer must provide verification of the paid child care benefit. Contact your employer’s Human Resource department or your supervisor regarding qualifications and details on how your employer is offering the paid child care benefit.
Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with details on how to setup an OMB Payee account. The one-time creation of the OMB Payee account will allow the state to pay you the state match and will include the option to submit banking information for direct deposit or allow you to choose to be paid by check.
Phone: 701-328-2115 press 2; 711 (TTY)
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