The County’s Summer Childcare Reimbursement Program is now accepting applications for 2022!
The Summer Childcare Reimbursement Program is designed to assist County employees with some of the costs of summer childcare expenses for school aged children. Under this reimbursement program, you pick the summer childcare arrangement, enroll your child in the program and pay for the cost. You then submit an original receipt for your predetermined reimbursement. View the Guidelines under "Related Pages" below, or click here.
Who is Eligible to Apply for this Benefit?
Permanent Employees working 20 or more hours per week in the following bargaining units are eligible to apply for this program:
- BU 01: Public Services
- BU 02: Traders, Crafts & Services Unit
- BU 05: Supervisory Unit
- BU 11: Confidential
- BU 13: Clerical Unit
This program provides reimbursement for some of the cost of childcare for children up to the age of 14 that have completed kindergarten through children age 14 who have completed the 8th grade. Applications will be accepted from April 1, 2022, through July 1, 2022. Reimbursement period is April 15, 2022 - August 31, 2022. If funds remain, the reimbursement period may be extended on a month-by-month basis beyond August 2022, but not to exceed December 31, 2022.
Families with gross earnings last calendar year of $83,950 or less are eligible to apply for the reimbursement program. A copy of your most recent Federal tax return and W-2 form will be requested.
Please be advised that childcare reimbursements, along with any other employer provided dependent care assistance are reportable to the IRS. Any childcare reimbursements issued by SLOCEA totaling $600 or more will generate a Federal Tax Form 1099 reportable to the IRS.
How to Apply
SLOCEA administers this program for all applicants. Applications are available here. A complete application form must be submitted to SLOCEA by July 1, 2022. Once your application has been approved, you can submit the claim form under Related Pages, or click here to download.
Contact SLOCEA at (805) 543-2021 or email [email protected]