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Enhanced Rate Program

The Department of Human Services (DHS) helps eligible low-income parents pay for child care. Child care providers who provide care for DHS assisted families can receive a higher rate of pay by meeting certain training standards. The Enhanced Rate Program (ERP) certifies providers who meet these standards.

If you are interested in applying, please visit our forms page to download an application.

For materials or ERP eligibility answers, please call us at 503-725-8535 (toll free 1-877-725-8535) or email occdregistry@pdx.edu.

For answers about available training or becoming DHS Listed, please contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) or visit Oregon Central Coordination of Child Care Resource and Referral. You can find your local CCR&R by calling 1-800-342-6712 or visiting teachingresearchinstitute.org/projects/ccccrr.

For payment answers, please contact the DHS Direct Pay Unit at 1-800-699-9074.