Can I get help to pay my FFN provider?
Some families qualify for help to pay their family, friend or neighbor (FFN) child care. This is called a subsidy. Caregivers can be paid by the state for caring for children of eligible families. Caregivers paid by the state are called "in-home/relative providers."
The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) determines a family's eligibility for a child care subsidy, and approves the requested provider.
For more information about eligible providers, see WAC 170-290-0130. To apply, contact your local DSHS Community Service Office or call 1.800.865.7801 to learn how to apply for services.