Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) has received $43,797,123 from the Texas Workforce Commission to support child care for the service industry. In collaboration with the San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association and the Texas Restaurant Association – San Antonio Chapter, WSA continues to address the impacts of COVID-19 and support Texas’ economic recovery.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is implementing a Service Industry Recovery (SIR) child care program to help income-eligible workers in TWC-specified service industries who generally operate in close quarters with their customers and whose jobs cannot be accomplished remotely.
While TWC is targeting aspects of the service sector with SIR child care, all families continue to have access to TWC’s regular low-income child care subsidy program.
• 12 months of eligibility and the parent share of cost is $0.
• At least one parent must be currently employed or entering employment in one of the following TWC-specified service industries:
• Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 71
• Accommodation and Food Services: NAICS 72
•Retail Trade: NAICS 44-45
The parent must require child care services in order to work. Oneparent households must be working a minimum of 25 hours per week and a two-parent household must be working a total of 50 hours per week to qualify. The family income must be below 75% of the State Median Income (SMI) and the child must: be under age 13 (or under age 19 if disabled); have legal citizenship or immigration status; and reside with a family (including with an individual standing in loco parentis) within the Alamo local workforce development area.
Interested parents/ caregivers may apply at: www.cognitoforms.com/WSAChildCare/sirchildcare
Workforce Solutions Alamo is encouraging all businesses whose employees may be eligible to share this information with their employees.