The Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC) program helps eligible low-income families pay for child care while they are working. ERDC is a subsidy program, meaning eligible families still pay part of the child care cost. This amount depends on the family’s income, size, and the amount the child care provider charges.
ERDC assistance is available to all families at or below 85% of State Median Income (See table below). Click here to read the latest press release on the changes and here to view temporary changes.
STEP 1: Check for eligibility to Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC) assistance. ERDC assistance is available to all families at or below 85% of State Median Income (See table below). Click here to read the latest press release on the changes and here to view temporary changes.
ERDC Ongoing and Exit Income Limits
|Number in ERDC Group
||Gross Income Limit
|8 or more
STEP 2: Apply for Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC) assistance. There are multiple ways to apply. Due to public health concerns during COVID-19, the Department of Human Services (DHS) encourages you to:
- Call 211 and connect with an operator for application information.
- Apply online
- To apply in person, call your local office or contact us by email at SSP.StatewideWorkshare@dhsoha.state.or.us to schedule a visit.
- Complete an application and mail to your local DHS Self Sufficiency office:
English ERDC Application
Spanish ERDC ApplicationIf you need assistance in a language other than English, please call 1-833-604-0877.PLEASE NOTE: Families are able to apply in a variety of languages with a 7476 application or 415F application.
Interviews for ERDC are conducted using “Language Link” if a bilingual worker is not available.
For those who do not qualify for ERDC assistance, your Emergency Child Care provider will determine the cost of tuition.