Centralized Eligibility List
Families who need help paying for child care are encouraged to fill out an online application to be placed on centralized eligibility list (CEL) for subsidized child care.
For detailed information about the CEL and how to apply, click on the questions below to display the information on how to begin the CEL process.
For technical assistance with your CEL application, please contact: Maria Gutierrez 415.491.5704 or via email at
Family Size of 5, income limit up to: $8,198
Family Size of 6, income limit up to: $9,329
*Applying for the CEL does not guarantee subsidized child care services. Enrollment is based on availability of spaces, selection by the child care program, current and accurate family information, and timely response by the family who is notified of an opening.*
You can apply for the CEL online or you print and complete the application by clicking on the link above and send it to the address listed on the application.
If you have a question about the CEL, or need to update your application, you can contact the CEL Administrator