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Welcome to the United States Secret Service Childcare Benefits Subsidy Program.

Please see below for details about the program.

Please note: It is best to complete the application on a home computer as some federal agency systems block attaching documents that contain personal information.

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Eligibility: An eligible employee is an individual employed by the United States Secret Service (USSS) on a full-time basis with an adjusted gross income of no more than $170,000 (adjusted gross income is the combined income of the child’s parent(s)/guardian(s) shown on the Federal IRS tax forms as their AGI; line 37 on IRS Form 1040).

  • This Program applies to employees whose children are under the age of 13, or are disabled and under the age of 18.
  • The program only covers costs for children who are enrolled, or will be enrolled, in licensed family childcare homes or center-based child care. The childcare must be licensed and/or regulated by state and/or local authorities.
  • The USSS employee is ineligible to participate in the USSS Childcare Subsidy Benefits Program if the employee’s spouse or domestic partner is already receiving childcare subsidy from another federal agency.
  • If both the employee and his/her spouse or domestic partner work for the USSS, only one subsidy may be approved for the entire family.
Total Family IncomeMaximum Subsidy per Family per Month
$0 – $170,000$400.00
over $170,000$0.00

Required Application Materials:

  • Childcare Subsidy Application Form (OPM 1643)
  • Childcare Provider Information Form (OPM 1644)
  • The employee’s most recent Standard Form 50 (notice of personnel action)
  • Two most recent pay statements for each parent or guardian (in household)
  • A copy of the most recent Federal Income Tax Return for each parent or guardian (in household)
  • A copy of the childcare provider’s current license or state of compliance with State and/or local child care regulations.
  • A copy of the provider’s fee schedule.
  • A completed IRS Form W-9 from the provider

How to Apply:

Please submit your application using our online form. You will need all of the documents listed above, saved as PDFs, in order to successfully complete and submit your application.

Subsidy Amount:

See table above for USSS agency income limit and subsidy scale. Childcare providers are paid directly, after receipt and approval of the prior month’s invoice, by Automatic Clearing House (ACH) electronic payments from FCCS.

Invoices and Changes:

Please email your monthly invoice to childcare@feea.org.

If your childcare provider changes, you will need to submit a new OPM1644 with the new information. Please complete the form and email it to childcare@feea.org, along with a copy of the provider’s license and rate sheet.