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VCIBAP Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I apply for Vanderburgh County Initiative Based Assistance Program?

    a) Download the application from our website
    b) Call and request one to be mailed to you
    c) Come to 4C and pick one up
    d) After you have completed the application, you can drop it off, mail it, or fax it to 4C. If you have questions during the application process, feel free to give us a call.

  • What documents do I need with my child care application?
    • Most recent paystub and/or school schedule
    • Proof of any other income such as: Unemployment, SSI, TANF
    • Verification of application to the Vanderburgh County CCDF (4C’s) waiting list. Form attached to application packet.
  • What documents do I need with my safety net application?
    • Most recent paystub and/or school schedule
    • Car registration. Registration must be in applicant’s name, registered in Vanderburgh County, and current.
    • Proof of any other income such as: Unemployment, SSI, TANF
  • What are the qualifications for the program?

    The qualification rules are included in each application packet.

  • How many times can I use the Initiative Based Assistance Program?

    You are only allowed to be on the program once.

  • How long is the waiting list?

    The length of time you can expect to remain on the waitlist varies based on the availability of funding.

  • What happens if I submit my application and it’s missing something?

    We will return your application to you with a letter outlining what is missing. Applications will not be processed until all necessary items are provided.

  • What if I just started a new job and do not have any pay stubs?

    We will need the New Employment Verification Form completed by your employer or a letter (on your company letterhead) from your employer stating:

    • Date of hire
    • Start date
    • How many hours a week you will be working
    • How much you will be making
    • Date of first pay stub
    • Signature and Date

    Your application will be pending until you bring in pay stubs to complete the process.

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