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Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance (Wisconsin Shares Program) helps low-income working families pay for their child care. Assistance can be provided to families with children up to the age of 13. In special circumstances, children over the age of 13 may be eligible. Families must be income eligible and be in a qualifying activity. Child care must be provided by a licensed or certified, and Youngstar rated, child care provider. For further information about the Child Care program: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/wishares/eligibility

How to Apply

There are four ways to apply for benefits:

  • Online: AccessWisconsin.gov

  • Phone (888)794-5556 Capital Consortium Toll-Free Number

    • Hours of Operation: M, T, W, F: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Second Thursday of each month: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Mail: Call (608)742-9227 to request that an application be mailed

  • Local Agency: 111 East Mullett Street, Portage, WI 53901

 

COLUMBIA COUNTY ECONOMIC SUPPORT OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Appointments can be scheduled outside of normal office hours upon request.

  • Spanish speaking interpreters are available on site.

  • Interpreters for other languages can be made available upon request.

All paper applications and verification items should be mailed to CDPU, PO Box 5234, Janesville, WI 53547-5234, faxed to 1-855-293-1822, or scanned and submitted thru www.access.wi.gov. Original documents mailed to the CDPU will NOT be returned.

Getting Started

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