The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will provide assistance to help essential workers afford child care, as well as provide bonuses to child care teachers/staff who provide care during the COVID-19 crisis.

The assistance will be offered through May and may be extended.

Parents must complete the COVID-19 Parent Application for Financial Assistance for Emergency Child Care and submit it to their child care provider.

Child care teachers and staff that work in programs serving essential workers will see bonuses in their pay in April and May.

For more details, as well as requirements for child care assistance, visit