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The CTSI Childcare Assistance Program provides assistance with childcare expenses for Tribal children with families who are working, attending school or, in special cases, for respite care. The goals of the program are to promote self sufficiency for families by making childcare more affordable for low-income families, and to foster healthy child development and school success by improving the quality of childcare services available to Tribal children. To qualify for assistance, children must be enrolled Tribal members, under the age of 13 years, and reside in the 11-county service area. Assistance is based upon the income level of the family and is on a sliding scale.

Applications are available at each CTSI Area Office, can be downloaded from this website, or can be mailed to you by calling 1-800-922-1399 and asking for the Childcare Assistance Program.

Completed applications can be mailed to:

PO Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

or faxed to 541-444-2307 or dropped off at any CTSI Area Office or the CTSI Administration Building.

Note: All applications must be mailed, faxed or dropped off. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

CTSI Childcare Assistance Program Stabilization Grant Application

The CTSI Childcare Assistance Program has funds available under the Coronavirus Relief and Response Act (CRRSA) and the American Rescue Plan Act(ARPA) to support Child Care Providers who face challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to stabilize the child care sector in a way that rebuilds a stronger childcare system that supports the developmental and learning needs of children, meets parent’s needs and preferences with equal access to high-quality child care, and supports a professionalized workforce that is fairly and appropriately compensated for the essential skilled work that they do.

More information and the application are linked below.