Employers can participate in child care relief pilot program

Program will match employer-led child care benefits of at least $300 each month

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North Dakota Health and Human Services is partnering with ND employers in a pilot program to help reduce the costs of child care for working parents.
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Companies that want to help their employees with child care relief can participate in a pilot program through the North Dakota Health and Human Services.

The public-private partnership means the program will match employer-led child care benefits of at least $300 each month, according to a press release.

Employers can promote participation in the program to help attract and retain employees by providing some financial relief to working parents.

The pilot program is one way lawmakers are investing in affordable child care to benefit families. It will run through September 2026 or until the funding is exhausted.

Companies that want to participate in the program can opt in at .


Parents must meet the household income requirement as well as have children younger than 3 who attend a licensed ND daycare. The parents must work in North Dakota and be employed by a participating company, according to the release. For more information, visit .

Additional resources for working families is available at .

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