Who is eligible?
Consider applying for the Great START program if all of the following apply to you:
- Care for Illinois children
- Employed by an eligible program
- Work in an eligible position
- Have been employed by the same program for a required minimum amount of time
- Work an average of at least 15 hours per week
- Earn $24.00 per hour or less and $49,920.00 per year or less *eligible applicants must make no more than both the hourly and yearly income caps.
- Are a US Citizen or a legal resident
- Meet educational requirements