CONTACT: Roland Martinez, (210) 207-5920
SAN ANTONIO (January 12, 2021) – The Department of Human Services, in coordination with Workforce Solutions Alamo, is working to increase program enrollment and waitlist opportunities for Bexar and surrounding rural county families.
Workforce Solutions Alamo, through the Department of Human Services’ Child Care Services Division provides subsidized childcare assistance to eligible families throughout the Alamo Region, which includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina, and Wilson counties. Enrollment in the childcare program is subject to the availability of funds and eligible families will be waitlisted for enrollment as slots become available.
Child Care Services intake is currently open and the waitlist is at an all-time low. Normally average time on the waitlist is one to two years. However, at this time families may be able to enroll in as little as one month or sooner if they meet eligibility requirements.
Families who are working, participating in workforce training programs, and/or enrolled in education classes should take advantage of current enrollment opportunities. Interested parents/guardians may find more information or apply for the waitlist by visiting https://workforcesolutionsalamo.org/apply-for-child-care/. If a family has already applied for Child Care Services, and is currently on the waitlist, they do not need to reapply.
For more than 30 years, the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services has managed the Child Care Services program in the Alamo Region. The program provides subsidized childcare for families meeting income and other qualification requirements. In FY 2020, Child Care Services served 17,461 unduplicated children, provided 2,888 children with 3 months of care through COVID relief programming, and served an average of 13,590 children daily with more than 6,642 children on a waitlist to receive subsidized childcare.
The City of San Antonio is contracted by Workforce Solutions Alamo to manage the Child Care Services program, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Care Development Block Grant, and is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). TWC determines the allocation for childcare services based on federal appropriations, local needs, and contracts with Workforce Solutions Alamo, the local workforce development board, to implement the program. Through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, WSA awards contracts with local agencies to provide program services.