Army Fee Assistance is offered through Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA).  It was created to provide authorized Reserve and Active-Duty personnel assistance in locating, selecting, and offsetting the cost of civilian childcare when on-base childcare is not available or a viable option for the service member and their family. The program available through CCAoA provides subsidies for eligible military dependents enrolled in quality commercial childcare programs throughout the United States.

Child Care Aware® of America authorizes subsidy amounts based on Total Family Income (TFI) for those eligible Army families and supplies monthly payments directly to the prospective childcare provider. The Army Fee Assistance Subsidy is the difference between what the Sponsor would pay for on-post childcare and the community-based childcare provider’s rate, up to a provider rate cap of $1800 (starting 1 Dec 2022) per child per month.

The Army Sponsor is responsible for the DoD-established parent fees that sponsors pay on post, and any amount over the provider rate cap of $1800 (starting 1 Dec 2022). If you would like more information on your parent fees, please call 1-800-424-2246 to speak to a representative at CCAoA. You can review more information on provider rate caps and fee assistance calculations.




The Defense Department offers military parents a variety of childcare services so each family can find a solution that fits their needs. Military OneSource now provides MilParents another way to find hourly childcare.

Free access to flexible, online childcare service

Through Military OneSource, military families now have free access to a national database of more than a million caregivers so they can find hourly, flexible and on-demand childcare. The nationally recognized subscription service lets you:

  • Search based on your own needs and criteria
  • Find potential care providers
  • Check references
  • Review background checks

You can even interview caregivers through the service. It’s easy to access and is a virtual solution that allows you to choose, hire and pay providers on your terms.

To sign up for an account go to