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    On July 9, 2015, the Army announced its Force Structure and Stationing Decisions. This decision will affect up to 40,000 uniformed service members, nearly 17,000 Army civilian employees, their families, and the states and communities that support them. If an Army installation is selected for force realignment or reduction, impacted areas may qualify for assistance from OEA. For more information, please contact David Kennedy, OEA Project Manager, at 703-697-2136 or david.r.kennedy.civ@mail.mil

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.

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