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Child Care Subsidy Grant Program

Child Care Subsidy Grant

The Child Care Subsidy Grant Program (CCSG) provides grants of up to $5,000 a year to benefits-eligible faculty and staff with children ages 9 and younger. The purpose of the grant is to assist employees with meeting the cost of child care.

Available To

  • Faculty
  • Staff


Please refer to the 2015 CCSG Application for all eligibility requirements. 

Application Information



To be eligible for the CCSG, you: 
  •  Are not an undergraduate or graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, or employed by Stanford Hospitals & Clinics
  • Are a university employee in a benefits-eligible position
  • Work at least 50% time, and
  • Have an appointment of at least six months (or four months for bargaining unit employees) 


Your Family:

Your spouse or partner must be:
  • Employed at least 50% FTE, or
  • A full-time student, or
  • Disabled, per the IRS definition.


Your child(ren) must be:

  • Your legal dependent(s) or, your “qualified person(s)” per your role as the Custodial Parent verified by your 2013 tax returns
  • 9 years old or younger:
  • Have a birth date on or after January 1, 2009 (newborns to 5-year-olds)
  • OR have a birth date between January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2008 (6- to 9-year-olds).


Your Income:

You must have a household adjusted gross income of $124,999 or less per year. You must prove your financial need by submitting appropriate tax and wage documentation. This includes a copy of your 2013 tax return(s) and current pay stubs reflecting current projected income.


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The following chart shows how the grant awards are calculated based upon the projected adjusted gross income and the age(s) of the child(ren) in question.

Family Projected Adjusted Gross Income Grant AMount Child 0-5 Grant Amount Child 6-9
$0- $54,999 $5,000 ($208.33/pay period) $1,000 ($41.67/pay period)
$55,000-$89,999 $3,500 ($145.83/pay period) $1,000 ($41.67/pay period)
$90,000- $124,999 $2,000 ($83.33/pay period) $1,000 ($41.67/pay period)
Maximum additional grant for two or more eligible children $1,000 ($41.67/pay period) $1,000 ($41.67/pay period)

Children must be born on or after January 1, 2009 to be considered for a grant for 0-5 year olds. Children must be born between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2008 to be considered for a grant for 6-9 year olds.

2015 Application Cycle-Period A

You may apply if you are renewing a grant, a first-time applicant or a new employee hired by September 1, 2014.

Application Period Application Deadline Effective Date
June 1 - September 15, 2014 September 15, 2014

January 1, 2015

2015 Application Cycle-Period B*

You may apply if you were hired or added an eligible child to your family between September 15, 2014 and May 17, 2015, or you do not have a grant because you were not eligible during Period A.

Application Period Application Deadline Effective Date
May 1 - May 17, 2015 May 17, 2015 July 22, 2015

*Grants awarded in this applciation period will be prorated for six months and are taxable.