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Posted on: October 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Texas Workforce Provides Program for Funding Childcare Costs

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Workforce Provides Childcare Assistance for Southeast Texas Service Industry Workers

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has provided funds to assist parents and legal 

guardians working in the service industry with the costs associated with 

childcare. The funding is specifically aimed at helping individuals get back to work, 

reduce the worker shortage in the service industry, and provide quality care for 

children in Southeast Texas.

The Service Industry Recovery (SIR) program focuses on low-income workers in 

specific service-related industries whose job cannot be done remotely.  Approved 

industries as defined by the TWC include Arts, Entertainment and Recreation, 

Accommodation and Food Service, and Retail Trade. Workforce Solutions Southeast 

Texas is working closely with local childcare facilities and employers to ensure 

that those who qualify for the SIR childcare assistance are able to register 

and benefit from the funding.

“We are pleased to be able to help individuals in the service industry get back to work,

knowing that their children are receiving quality childcare. We expect 

employers to be able to fill job vacancies at a much higher rate as these individuals 

place their children in care,” stated Mary Hammon, executive director.

Individuals in Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin counties are encouraged to contact the 

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas Centers, toll-free, at 1-877-834-5627, to 

start the eligibility process. 

The funding is time-limited and childcare costs are provided to qualified individuals 

for up to 12 months. The Service Industry Recovery (SIR) Child Care 

Enrollment Form is available online at setworks.org.

For additional information, please contact the Board’s administrative offices at (409) 719-4750. 

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Texas Workforce qrcode_www.workforcechildcare.orgScan this QR Code to reach the Service Industry Recovery (SIR) Child Care Enrollment Form

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