North Carolina operates a statewide child care assistance program for low-income and other eligible families. This program helps families afford child care by sharing the cost of care. Most parents must pay a fee, depending on the size of their family and their income. More than 100,000 children in North Carolina benefit from this program each year.
Providers who wish to participate in the SCCA Program are required to enroll through the NC FAST Provider Portal, enroll in Direct Deposit with the state’s direct deposit vendor, and sign the Provider Agreement.