What is this service?
The County’s Summer Childcare Reimbursement Program is now accepting applications for 2021!
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 school-age children five years of age that have completed kindergarten through children age 14 who have completed the 8th grade. Reimbursements will be made during the summer school break only (June through August 2021). Families with gross earnings last calendar year of $83,950 or less are eligible to apply for the reimbursement program. A copy of your 2020 Federal tax return and 2020 W-2 form will be required.
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.
*Special announcement for 2021 only: COVID-19 conditions expand this qualification to include children under 5 years old and extend the deadline to June 30, 2021.
How to Apply
SLOCEA administers this program for all applicants. Applications are available here. A complete application form must be submitted to SLOCEA by June 30, 2021.
Contact SLOCEA at (805) 543-2021 or email [email protected]