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The $500 Mary Pryor Childcare Grant

Sponsored by: D. Moten, IL

The cost of child care is often the largest expense of your budget and a higher cost than food, housing, transportation and other living expenses.

This grant provides reimbursable financial assistance for student mothers with child care expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

This grant is focused on providing financial assistance to single parent students that have childcare expenses related to the daily care and supervision of their child(ren).  

Single mothers can apply for and be awarded funds to use toward eligible childcare expenses incurred from August 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024.  Funds can cover infant and toddler child care, pre-school/pre-K programs, care on school holidays, school-age summer day camps/programs, and school-age before/after school care. This benefit is a reimbursement program to you or your provider(s) of care. Itemized receipts for childcare expenses must be submitted electronically for reimbursement for your award funds. Eligible child care reimbursements are limited and based upon availability of funds.   


  • A single mother

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident

  • Employed at least part-time,

  • Enrolled at a two-year, four-year, vocational, or technical school

Your child(ren)

  • is a legal dependent who you claim on your income tax return, and

  • is between the ages of 8 weeks through 12 years old or is an older child with a disability requiring care.

Apply Here





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