New Hampshire Child Care Scholarship (NHCCSP) Enrollment Increases Ten Percent during First Three Months of Eligibility Expansion

The recent eligibility expansion for the NHCCSP helps ensure more New Hampshire families can afford child care prices, despite steep annual tuition increases. Under the expanded guidelines, a family of three earning up to $89,180 will spend no more than 7 percent of their household income on child care cost sharing, which is the proportion of a family’s budget the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers affordable. Since expanded eligibility of the program was implemented in January 2024, NHCCSP enrollment has increased 10 percent, rising from 2,660 children in December 2023 to 2,927 in March 2024. 

Learn more in NHFPI’s May 2024 blog: Annual Price of 2023 Child Care for Two Granite State Children Under Five Averaged Nearly $32,000