Childcare Relief for Veteran Student Success
Heidrea for Heroes has announced a new benefit program for veterans who are balancing college studies with raising young children.
Beginning in September 2017, with the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, veterans who are enrolled in a college degree program and have pre-school age children (or younger) who require daycare in order for them to attend classes can apply to H4H for relief funds to offset some of those childcare expenses.
Juggling the responsibilities of college coursework and parenting responsibilities can be a daunting challenge. Our goal at Heidrea for Heroes is to assist veterans in attaining their college degree on a traditional time track by helping to ease the expense burden of childcare.
In order to be eligible for this program, your child(ren) need to be registered with a childcare provider licensed with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For a list of licensed providers through the MA Department of Early Education and Care, search via http://www.eec.state.ma.us/ChildCareSearch/EarlyEduMap.aspx
An application is required, and this is a limited opportunity. Apply below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 774-773-3951 for more information. Funds are capped per veteran and this is a one-time benefit to be used for the 2017-2018 academic year. In addition to submitting the application, each veteran must submit the following via email to email@example.com or fax at 774-773-3955 to be considered:
- Copy of DD214
- Copy of a valid MA ID
- Record of your college enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year
- Record of your child’s childcare registration, or letter confirming registration status from your childcare provider
- Bank statements for past three months
For the initial round of applications, the deadline is August 18, 2017, with notifications to be made by August 25th. If funds remain after this initial round, the program will continue on a rolling basis.