Qualify


To be eligible for at least one six-month payment during the fiscal year, applicants must:

  • Work at least 35 hours per week with infants, ones or twos.
  • Work in a center or home in North Carolina with at least three stars.
  • Earn at or below $19/hour.
  • Have one of the education levels listed on the AWARD$ Salary Supplement Scale (from regionally accredited schools) (versión en Español).
  • Work at least six months in the same child care program.
  • Be employed at this same child care program when funding is available and a final confirmation has been completed.

Apply for AWARD$

If you qualify for AWARD$ and are ready to begin your application process, we’re ready to help!

Have eligibility questions? We can help!

919-967-3272

Still unsure if you’re eligible? Call an AWARD$ counselor or use our contact form to send us a message. When calling or leaving a voicemail, please reference AWARD$.