Temporary Child Care Assistance for Certain Health Care Workers

Good news! The one-time only child care assistance for certain health care has expanded the list of eligible positions. Applications are now open.Funding is limited and applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.

Am I an eligible healthcare worker?

  • At least one parent in the household must provide direct care services to
  • patients or clients in one of the following health care sector categories:
  • Health care,
  • Behavioral health,
  • Disability services, or
  • Long-term care settings to include home and community-based services,
  • assisted living, skilled nursing, or home health (see attached list).

What are other requirements for this program?

  • Family must live in Montana.
  • Family income at or below 250% Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
  • Children must be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien.
  • Children must be under 12 years old to be eligible for paid child care.
  • Parents with children under 18 must comply with child support if there is
  • an absent parent
  • Child care must be provided by a child care provider licensed/registered by the
  • State of Montana.

What are the benefits of this program?

  • A family will only have up to a $100 monthly copayment.
  • A family is eligible for 12 months.
  • A child care provider will be paid the full authorized amount, regardless of attendance. This ensures a child will have a child care slot with the provider.

Visit childcare.mt.gov or contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral agency to apply

Need More Information?

ARPA Contact Center: 844-406-ARPA (2772)
Email the ARPA Contact Center at arpa.mt.gov

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Eligible Job Categories

  • Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing
    or Treating Practitioners, All Other
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Assisted Living Center Workers
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Audiologists
  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dentists, All Other Specialists
  • Dentists, General
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Dietetic Technicians
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Family Medicine Physicians
  • General Internal Medicine Physicians
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Health Info Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical
    Assistants, & Practitioners
  • Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
  • Hearing Aid Specialists
  • Home Health and Personal Care Aides
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Dosimetrists, Records Specialists, and Health
    Technologists and Technicians
  • Medical Equipment Preparers
  • Medical Transcriptionists
  • Naturopathic physicians, assistants, and all other related
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Aides
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
  • Opticians, Dispensing
  • Optometrists
  • Orderlies
  • Orthodontists
  • Orthotists and Prosthetists
  • Paramedics
  • Pediatricians, General
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Aides
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Phlebotomists
  • Physical Therapist Aides
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except
  • Podiatrists
  • Psychiatric Aides
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Technicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  • Surgical Technologists
  • Therapists, All Other