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Child Care Financial Assistance

What is the Child Care Financial Assistance Program?
Am I eligible for assistance?
How do I apply for the Summer Day Camp program?
What type of assistance can I expect to receive?
Who qualifies as a child care provider?
How is the Child Care provider paid?
How will I know if my application has been accepted or rejected?
Who administers this program?
How do I apply for the Day Care and/or Before & After School Program?

Community Support Grants

What is the Community Support Grant Program for Persons with Disabilities?
Why was the program created?
Who is eligible?
What are the residency requirements?
Are there other eligibility considerations?
What services/expenses are covered by the program?
How will the program be administered?
How do I apply?
When is the deadline?
What kind of medical professional must supply proof of disability for a Community Support Grant application?
Will the Township accept evaluations done by the applicant's school district (if applicant is a child) as proof of disability, i.e. documentation submitted as part of a special education re-evaluation?

Child Care Financial Assistance

What is the Child Care Financial Assistance Program?

The Child Care Financial Assistance program provides assistance with payment for child care for income eligible parents/guardians. The purpose of the program is to enable working families to obtain quality, affordable child care while they are at work, school or job training. There are three programs:

  • Day Care Financial Assistance
  • Before & After School Care Financial Assistance
  • Summer Day Camp Financial Assistance

Applications for the Day Care and Before & After School Care are posted in June. Completed applications will be reviewed and given consideration based on available program funding. 

Applications for the Summer Day Camp program are posted in February with a deadline in April. 

For specifics and application procedures please visit the Child Care page or phone Jeanne Winsted Rosser at (847) 446-8201.

 

 

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Am I eligible for assistance?

 

To be eligible for assistance, you must:
·       Have lawful custody of a child under age 13 who receives care in a licensed facility;
·       Be a resident of New Trier Township
·       Be working full or part-time; attending school; and/or are in job training,
·       Meet income guidelines.
 
Compare your household income with the chart below. You may be eligible for assistance if your income is within these limits.
 
                    Family Size                                Gross Income  
2                                                                                             $46,000
3                                                                                             $49,000
4                                                                                             $52,000
5                                                                                             $56,000
6                                                                                             $60,000
7                                                                                             $57,000
 
You may call Jeanne Winsted Rosser at 847-446-8201 to confidentially discuss your eligibility.  
 

 

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How do I apply for the Summer Day Camp program?

Applications for the Summer Day Camp program are posted in February with a deadline in April.  Following the April deadline, applications will be reviewed and given consideration based on available funding.  Call Jeanne Winsted Rosser at (847) 446-8201 for more information.

 

 

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What type of assistance can I expect to receive?

All applicants are expected to pay a portion of the expense. Financial assistance amounts vary and are based on the family’s personal situation, income, and cost of care provided. 

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Who qualifies as a child care provider?

The child care program selected must be one of the following:
a.               State licensed day care provider
b.               Accredited Kindergarten or preschool program
c.               Affiliated with either a school or park district

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How is the Child Care provider paid?

Child care providers are paid directly from New Trier Township. Parents/guardians are responsible for paying the balance. 

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How will I know if my application has been accepted or rejected?

All applicants are notified in writing of the status of their request.

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Who administers this program?

The Financial Assistance Review committee is comprised of social service professionals. All information submitted to the committee remains highly confidential.

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How do I apply for the Day Care and/or Before & After School Program?

 

  • Call Jeanne Winsted Rosser at 847-446-8202 to have one mailed to you
  • Stop by the Township Office at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka. Get directions to our office.
  • Visit the Child Care page on the Township website for a downloadable application and instructions
Complete your application, include supporting documents and mail it to:
Child Care Financial Assistance Program
New Trier Township
739 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL   60093
 
You could also fax the application and supporting documents to 847-446-1743
Attention: Child Care Financial Assistance Program
 

Please note:  Applications for the Day Care and Before & After School Care are posted in June.  Applications will be reviewed and given consideration based on available program funding. To review specific deadlines and obtain information about the application process, visit the Child Care page on the Township website.

You may also elect to Sign-up for an email alert when the application is posted to our website.

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Community Support Grants

What is the Community Support Grant Program for Persons with Disabilities?

Most individuals with a disability live at home and are cared for by their families. Some of these individuals will
require family support their entire lives. Their families make not only personal, but also great financial sacrifices to make this possible. This Township program provides financial assistance that helps in meeting some of the special service needs and unusual expenses related to a person with a disability. For more information about Community Support Grants phone Jeanne Winsted Rosser at (847) 446-8201.

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Why was the program created?

New Trier Township government is committed to identifying and developing initiatives that will enhance the quality of life for residents, with a focus on youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities. The Township has had a strong history of funding service providers (i.e. social service agencies).

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Who is eligible?

 

Individuals, children or adults, with the following disabilities are eligible:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders – A disability with disturbances in social interactions, communication, imaginative activity, and activities and interests.
  • Developmental and/or Cognitive Delay – A developmental disability, which impairs adaptive behavior and daily functioning in varying degrees.
  • Multiple Impairments – (1) A developmental disability, which constitutes a substantial disability attributable to intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or a similar condition, and is expected to continue indefinitely. (2) Multiple disabilities physical, sensory, behavioral or cognitive functioning, which constitute a severe or profound impairment. Development substantially less than expected for the age in cognitive, affective or psychomotor behavior.
  • Physical Impairments - An AVM rupture, epilepsy or other seizure disorders, hearing impairments, MI (heart), paralysis, TIA (stroke), and/or visual impairments.

 

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What are the residency requirements?

All applicants must be a resident of New Trier Township both at the time of application and disbursement.

Children must:

  • Live with a biological, adoptive or foster parent or
  • Live with a legal guardian.
Adults may:
  • Live full-time in their own home or apartment,
  • Live in a private home with a relative or guardian, or
  • Live together with as many as three unrelated adults

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Are there other eligibility considerations?

The person with a disability is eligible for one of the following:

  • A client of Community Alternatives Unlimited
  • Receives federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Enrolled in the High School Transitional Program
  • Other – Will require current verification of disability. A physician or licensed therapist will be required to complete the Certification of Eligibility form that appears on page three of the application.

 

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What services/expenses are covered by the program?
For children, services might include, but are not limited to:
  • Respite care
  • Child care
  • Therapy services
  • Medical expenses
  • Family counseling
  • Modifications to make their home more accessible
  • Special vehicle or other equipment.
 
For adults, services might include, but iare not limited to:
  • Home health services
  • Personal care services (help with dressing, etc)
  • Training and assistance in self-care (help with learning how to dress, cook meals, etc.)
  • Habilitation and rehabilitation services
  • Services related to finding a job, or supported employment
  • Respite care
  • Crisis management
  • Purchase medicine, nutritional supplements or adaptive equipment
  • Modifications to make their home more accessible.

 

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How will the program be administered?

Interested persons will be asked to fill out an application form that can be obtained by calling/visiting the Township office or downloaded from the Township website. All participants will be notified by mail in February.

 

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How do I apply?

Applications are posted in the fall.  For your convenience, you may sign up to receive an email notifying you of when the application is posted by clicking here.  To see additional information on Community Support Grant application procedures visit the Community Support Grant Program page. If additional information is required, please phone Jeanne Winsted Rosser at (847) 446-8201.


 

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When is the deadline?

Applications for the Community Support Grant Program are posted on the Township website in the fall. Visit the Community Support Program Page for specifics. If you wish to receive a paper application, please visit our office at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST). Should additional information on completing the application be required, please phone Jeanne Winsted Rosser at (847) 446-8201.

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What kind of medical professional must supply proof of disability for a Community Support Grant application?

For all physically related impairments a licensed medical doctor must provide proof.


For categories of disabilities that fall under mental illnesses, certification from a licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, or licensed clinical social worker, meeting the aforementioned criteria (diagnosis, treatment recommendations, provider stationery, signature and license number), will be accepted. 

 

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Will the Township accept evaluations done by the applicant's school district (if applicant is a child) as proof of disability, i.e. documentation submitted as part of a special education re-evaluation?

If the documentation provided by the school meets the previously mentioned criteria listed in answers 1 and 2, then it will be accepted.

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