Child Care Credit

NIH Child Care Credit

The NIH now provides childcare cost support to full-time predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees appointed on NRSA institutional research training awards that begin in Fiscal year 2022.Each full time NIH-NRSA-supported trainee is eligible to receive $2,500 per year for childcare costs provided by a licensed childcare provider. Childcare costs are permitted for dependent children living in the eligible trainee's home from birth to age 13, or children who are disabled and are under age 18. Childcare costs do not apply to elder or non-child dependent care costs.


Post Award Process: If you receive a Notice of Award with Child care credit awarded, refer to How to charge Fellowship and Training Grant expenses [link to ppt2, slide 9]

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