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GovBenefits.gov

Comprehensive Federal Web site

The GovBenefits.gov Web site is the comprehensive gateway to Government benefits information. Users can browse content by category at the Federal and State level. The site also gives users the ability to search topics by population and/or interests. Among other benefits, the site can help BRAC-impacted families find State and local child care resources.

Child Care Bureau

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This site provides information and resources on child care funding, grants, and providers. It includes a tool for parents to find quality child care providers in their area.

Child Tax Credits

U.S. Department of Treasury

The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Web site and toll-free phone line 1-800-829-3676 provide information on three child tax credit programs and the forms needed to apply for them. Free help in preparing tax returns is available through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at 1-800-829-1040. Individuals can get a reduction of taxes owed (or a refund if they owe nothing) of up to $600 (depending upon income) per each dependent child under 17 if annual earnings are more than $10,350 by filing Form 8812.

Tax Credit for Parents

U.S. Department of Treasury

This site provides a list of resources and information to parents whose life events may impact their taxes.

Child Care Aware

Nonprofit Organization

Child Care Aware is an online agency that helps individuals find accurate and useful information about child care. Through Child Care Aware, families are linked to local, community-based child care resources and referral programs and receive consumer education materials. More information is available on the Web site and at the toll-free phone number 1-800-424-2246.

In the News

  • With or without BRAC, DoD’s footprint is shrinking

    April 8, 2015 – Federal News Radio, By Jared Serbu In each of the past four years, the Pentagon has proposed a new round of base closures and Congress has rejected every one so far. But with or without lawmakers’ approval, the military’s footprint is shrinking. The Defense Department has hinted...

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  • Not Your Grandfather’s Factories

    Governing (Voices of the Governing Institute), By Anne Kim – April 8, 2015 It’s not easy for manufacturing to attract the younger, skilled workers that it needs. We need to focus on both the educational pipeline and public perceptions. For much of the past 30 years, the American public’s view of...

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  • Improving Public Services: The Secrets of Award-Winning Cities

    April 6, 2015 – Governing, By John M. Kamensky Local governments, their citizens and community interest groups all want better service delivery, and more than ever are looking to technology to make that happen. But technology alone won’t work. What cities that have been recognized for innovations...

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  • Looming Army cuts fill Texas leaders with dread

    April 4, 2015 – San Antonio Express-News, By Sig Christenson Automatic federal spending cuts over the last three years have hurt several Texas cities with large military installations — part of the budget sequester that will reduce the size of the Army by 80,000...

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  • IMCOM leaders set sights on 2025

    April 2, 2015 – Hawai’i Army Weekly (Army News Service) SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Army Installation Management Command top leaders held a conference, here, for garrison commanders and command sergeants major to set a collective course for IMCOM 2025 and Beyond.

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  • Budgets Signal Sequester Cuts Here to Stay

    March 30, 2015 – Defense News, By John T. Bennett WASHINGTON — What to do about sequestration is one issue House and Senate negotiators can skip as they craft a compromise 2016 federal budget blueprint. That’s because spending resolutions approved last week by the House and Senate both leave the...

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