Essential Child Care Assistance

How Do I Qualify?

  • Applicant(s) must be a worker deemed essential as identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Such as:
    • Health Care Sector Employees
    • Emergency Responders
    • Sanitation Workers
    • Food Service Workers
  • For the complete list please visit the CISA website
  • Must be United States citizen or national
  • Must reside within the city limits of Baytown
  • Applicant must have legal custody of the children who are to be placed into a child care facility
  • Applicant must not exceed the below-stated maximum income limits

Number in Household

Annual Max Gross Income

Child Care Provider Requirements

  • Provider must be licensed with the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Provider must be a registered City of Baytown vendor      
    • New vendors must submit a Vendor Setup Form and supporting documents such as Form W-9
    • Staff will provide Vendor Setup Forms as needed

Application and More Information

Submit a completed Essential Child Care Program Application with required documentation to or to the Community Development Division at Baytown City Hall, 2401 Market St., Baytown, TX. Program staff will not accept incomplete application packages.