Service Industry Recovery (SIR)

In order to address the impacts of COVID-19 and to support Texas’ continued economic recovery, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is implementing a SIR child care program to help low-wage workers in TWC-specified service industries who generally operate in close quarters with their customers and whose jobs cannot be accomplished remotely.

To qualify for SIR child care, at least one parent must be currently employed or entering employment in one of the following TWC-specified service industries: 

SIR applicants must also meet the Commission’s approved income eligibility threshold being at or below 75% of the state’s median income (SMI) either monthly or annually, as shown in the following table:


Family Size

TWC Threshold of 75% SMI


TWC Threshold of 75% SMI





























To apply for SIR Child Care Assistance, you are required to complete the SIR Application below and submit the required documentation listed in the link below.

SIR Required Documentation

SIR Application for Child Care Assistance

SIR Customer Rights and Responsibilities

SIR Employment Verification Form

Fax: 1-903-794-8012


Mail: 1702 Hampton Rd

Texarkana, Texas 75503

For any questions or concerns, contact CHILD CARE SERVICES 1-800-874-3226 or 903-794-8999 or email.

Relay Texas TDD: 800-735-2989 Relay Texas Voice: 800-735-2988