FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(April 9, 2020) San Antonio, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has authorized Workforce Solutions Alamo to prioritize and implement emergency child care assistance for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA 14 relating to a statewide continuity of essential
services and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The order references dependent care
services, in support of workers in other essential jobs, as critical.
Following TWC’s advisement, WSA revamped and opened intake for COVID-19 Essential Worker Child Care on April 8, 2020. To help prioritize funding that is available to support subsidized child care, the following prioritization is being considered:
• Workers in child care services, in support of workers in other essential functions
• Pharmacy and healthcare workers
• First responders
• Critical infrastructure workers in grocery, utilities and trucking
• Other identified infrastructure workers, which include critical state and local
government staff; mail/delivery services; nursing homes, home health care and other direct care providers; banks; gas stations; military; and restaurants and other food delivery Individuals seeking COVID-19 Essential Worker Child Care may apply at
COVID-19 Essential Worker Child Care is short-term child care and is subject to availability of funds and eligibility requirements.
For individuals who may not be eligible for child care assistance through WSA, the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has partnered with the city of San Antonio’s Department of Human Services and the San Antonio Area Foundation to offer up to 3 weeks of assistance. For more information and to apply, visit www.unitedwaysatx.org/ and click on Emergency Childcare
Individuals needing more information may contact WSA Child Care Services by calling (210) 230-6300. Child Care Services may also be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Workforce Solutions Alamo
The Workforce Solutions Alamo Board serves as the governing board for the regional workforce system, a network of service providers and contractors that brings people and jobs together. Workforce Solutions Alamo is composed of the 13-county Alamo region. Workforce Solutions Alamo membership reflects the diverse constituencies of the regional community: business, economic development, education, labor, community organizations, and government.