How OMCC Helps Military Families
OMCC assists parents of newborns and kids through age 12, find safe, affordable child care that’s located within their civilian community. Fee assistance to help offset the cost of child care is available for eligible families.
Your child's safety and well-being is important which is why the OMCC program has strict standards and requirements for all providers that partake in the program. For example, each provider must have a state license and have had an inspection within the past twelve months. (When applying you'll need to make sure the provider you select submits those documents.)
OMCC is available to Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps families. Although the forms differ for each branch (information for each branch is listed below) eligibility requirements are basically the same for all branches of the U.S. Military. The eligibility criteria is as follows:
1. The servicemember must be mobilized or deployed in support of:
- Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
- Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
- Global War On Terror (GWOT)
- Overseas Contingency Operations
- Operation Noble Eagle
- Attached to a Ship (Navy)
Applying for OMCC
Before filling out any paperwork the first thing you need to do is locate an approved provider. You can do this in one of two ways:
1. Call Child Care Aware at 1-800-424-2246 and receive a personal consultation about the providers in your area.
2. Search online for a pre-qualified provider. To use this option simply select your branch of service from the list below:
Apply for Fee Assistance
Fee assistance is available for eligible military families. Before applying for financial assistance you'll need to gather the following documents:
- The servicemember's mobilization or deployment orders
- Servicemember's Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) for the most current 4 weeks. (If you don't receive hard copies you can print these from your myPay account.)
- Spouse's most recent pay stubs covering the past four weeks prior to applying. Self-employed spouses must submit their most recent tax return or Article of Incorporation. If you're in school, you'll need to provide your school schedule. Spouses that are seeking employment must fill out the Statement of Spouse Looking for Work form.
- Birth certificates for your child/children that you want to enroll in child care.
If you have any questions related to OMCC please don't hesitate to contact Childcare Aware Specialists at 1-800-424-2246, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET.
For questions about fee assistance please call the NACCRRA Military Subsidy Department at 1-800-793-0324 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.