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Child Care Assistance (Wisconsin SHARES Program)

The child care subsidy program, Wisconsin SHARES, helps low-income working families pay for child care. Assistance can be provided to families with children up to the age of 13. In special circumstances, children over the age of 13 may be eligible. Families must be income eligible and be in a qualifying activity.

Qualifying activities include:The majority of families will pay a portion of the child care costs, and the child care benefit will be paid directly to the child care provider. Child care must be provided by a licensed or certified child care provider. To find a provider in your area, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Young Star Child Care Finder website.

Online Application
To apply for Wisconsin SHARES child care subsidy program online, please go to the State of Wisconsin's ACCESS website at and click the Apply for Benefits circle in the middle of the page.

Telephone Application
To apply for Wisconsin SHARES, or any other Economic Support benefit, by phone, please contact the Bay Lake Consortium at 1.888.794.5747.

In Person Application
To apply for Wisconsin SHARES in person, please come to Brown County Health & Human Services, 111 N. Jefferson Street, Green Bay, WI 54301. The Economic Support Services area is located on the 2nd floor, and open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Some brief paperwork will need to be completed, and then a client registration staff member will set up an appointment to meet with an eligibility worker.

Mailed Application
A paper application can be requested by calling 1.888.794.5747. The paper application can be returned via fax to 1.855.293.1822 or via mail to: CDPU; PO Box 5234, Janesville, WI 53547-5234.

sample picture of My WI Child Care EBT CardTo report a lost or stolen MyWIChildCare EBT card or to request a replacement card, please call 1.877.207.7601.

For more information on the Wisconsin SHARES Child Care Program, please vist the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families website.


Contact:  Bay Lake Consortium
Phone: 1.888.794.5747
Address:  111 N Jefferson St
Green Bay, WI 54301