Helping Hands Scholarship

Helping Hands Scholarship

Helping Hands Scholarship & Transportation

2017-2018 Program Guidelines

Purpose: The Brea Resource Center assists income-eligible Brea residents with a once-a-year scholarship for childcare purposes. For the 2017-2018 school year, annual after school program fees are $485 (full payment) or $505 (payment plan). Qualified residents will be eligible for a full or partial scholarship, which covers a student’s registration fee and the first 2 months of the program. Scholarship applications are due by July 31st.

?How to apply: Complete the application form and return to the Brea Resource Center along with copies of the documents listed on the application.

Eligibility for After School/Teen Program Scholarship:

  • Applicant must live in the City of Brea and provide proof of current address.
  • Applicant must provide proof of employment for EVERY ADULT in the household to verify need for childcare.
  • Applicant must demonstrate there are no other means available to pay for childcare costs at this time.
  • Applicant's household income must not exceed the maximum income limits as listed in the table below.

Eligibility for Van:

  • Applicant's household?? income must not exceed the maximum income limits as stated below.
  • State and Federal Tax Returns for 2016 OR the two most recent pay stubs for ALL WORKING ADULTS in the household.
  • Applicant must live in the City of Brea for FREE van spot.
  • Applicant must live, work, or have children who attend school in Brea for PAID van spot.
  • Jr. High Van applicants' spots will be $200 for the year ($20/month auto-debit payment plan). Free van spots assigned based upon eligibility for scholarship.


  • Families making more than the listed amounts under "Paid Van Spot" do not qualify for the van program. The van is intended for low-income families, with the exception of Brea Junior High.
  • All van spots will be chosen through a lottery, including the Jr. High School.
  • If granted a Jr. High van spot, you must pay program registration and van fee/set up payment plan, IF you would like to be screened for a free van spot you need to turn in the applicable paperwork.
Family Size ASP Scholarship ($485)
Free Van Spot
Half Scholarship ($242)
Paid Elementary
Van spot only ($200)
1 $27,473 $41,210 $51,513
2 $37,046
$55,569 $69,461
3 $46,620 $69,930 $87,413
4 $56,194 $84,291 $105,364
5 $65,768 $98,652 $123,315
6 $75,341 $113,012 $141,265
7 $84,939 $127,409 $159,261
8 $94,559 $141,839 $177,299

 *Based on California Department of Education Income Guidelines for free and reduced-priced meals (Hot lunch program)

2017-2018 Helping Hands After School Program Scholarship and Van Application