Franklin County RISE:

Parents & Guardians

Assistance with Child Care Costs


Due to the overwhelming response and success of this program, we have reached our current program capacity, and scholarship applications are now closed.

Whether you’re a parent interested in getting back to work, or hoping to enter the workforce, Action for Children is here to help you in your search for dependable, affordable child care. We are offering child care scholarships* of up to $9,000 each for children ages birth to kindergarten attending a licensed Franklin County child care program to:

  1. Assist with child care tuition
  2. Help you support your child's growth and learning
  3. Strengthen the Franklin County community

*Applications must be completed with the licensed child care provider of your choice.

Information for Families

For Current Franklin County RISE Families: If you have a child who is currently receiving scholarship payments, applications will not be accepted until within 60 days of a scholarship ending.  If you have questions about when the window begins, please contact

Finding a Program That Works for You

We can help connect you with a program that meets your family’s needs!

Contact us to schedule a consultation or view our interactive map below to find child care options near you. Please note that this map is updated on a weekly basis.

Child Care Availability Map

About Franklin County RISE

Franklin County RISE is funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and administered by Future Ready Five and Action for Children. If you are in need of interpreting services, please contact us at to schedule a time.



Thank you for your interest and for taking the time to apply for a Franklin County RISE Child Care Scholarship. Due to the overwhelming response and success of this program, we have reached our current program capacity, and scholarship applications are now closed.

If you have already submitted an application, please know that your application is very important to us, and we will maintain it in the order in which it was received. If additional scholarship funding becomes available, we will contact your family and childcare provider to process your application.

We recognize how disappointing this news may be and are thankful for your understanding and patience with Franklin County RISE. We aim to support as many families as possible, and remain committed to exploring every avenue to improve access to quality childcare for our children and strengthen the entire early childcare system.

If you have not already, please consider exploring the additional resources available via our Franklin County RISE partners Future Ready Five for Kindergarten Readiness support and Action for Children for Family and Parent Support Programs.

If your family qualifies for a Franklin County RISE Child Care scholarship, but you could not apply, please enter your information and we will let you know if and when scholarships are available again.

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