The Secretary of Defense may use appropriated funds available for military child care purposes to provide assistance to family home day care providers so that family home day care services can be provided to members of the armed forces at a cost comparable to the cost of services provided by military child development centers. The Secretary shall prescribe regulations for the provision of such assistance.
10 U.S. Code § 1796 - Subsidies for family home day care
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Priority for Certain Military Family Housing to a Member of the Armed Forces Whose Spouse Agrees To Provide Family Home Day Care Services
If the Secretary of a military department determines that not enough child care employees are employed at a military child development center on a military installation under the jurisdiction of that Secretary to adequately care for the children of members of the Armed Forces stationed at that military installation, the Secretary, to the extent practicable, may give priority for covered military family housing to a member whose spouse is an eligible military spouse.
“(b) Number of Priority Positions.—
A Secretary of a military department may grant priority under subsection (a) only to the minimum number of eligible military spouses that the Secretary determines necessary to provide adequate child care to the children of members stationed at a military installation described in subsection (a).
Nothing in this section may be construed to require the Secretary of a military department to provide covered military family housing that has been adapted for disabled individuals to a member under this section instead of to a member with one more dependents enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program.
“(d) Result of Failure To Provide Family Home Day Care Services or Loss of Eligibility.—
The Secretary of the military department concerned may remove a household provided covered military family housing under this section therefrom if the Secretary determines the spouse of that member has failed to abide by an agreement described in subsection (e)(3) or has ceased to be an eligible military spouse. Such removal may not occur sooner than 60 days after the date of such determination.
“(e) Definitions.—In this section:
“(2) The term ‘covered military family housing’ means military family housing—
located on a military installation described in subsection (a); and
that the Secretary of the military department concerned determines is large enough to provide family home day care services to no fewer than six children (not including children in the household of the eligible military spouse).
“(3) The term ‘eligible military spouse’ means a military spouse who—
is eligible for military family housing;
is eligible to provide family home day care services;
has provided family home day care services for at least one year; and
agrees in writing to provide family home day care services in covered military family housing for a period not shorter than one year.”
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