Ohio Buckles Buckeyes is a program that provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible low-income families throughout Ohio. Clermont County residents who are eligible can receive a free car seat through Clermont County Public Health.
To be eligible for the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program, you must:
*Monthly income eligibility guidelines for Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program
Family of 1 before taxes: $1,872
Family of 2 before taxes: $2,538
Family of 3 before taxes: $3,204
Family of 4 before taxes: $3,870
Family of 5 before taxes: $4,536
Family of 6 before taxes: $5,202
Family of 7 before taxes: $5,868
Family of 8 before taxes: $ 6,534
Please note that unborn babies count as a family member.
If you meet all of the above requirements, follow this checklist for receiving your free car seat.
*Pregnant mothers may receive their car seat and training prior to the birth of their child.
Ohio Buckles Buckeyes is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health and is coordinated by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Funding for the program comes from child restraint fines through the Child Highway Safety Fund and from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office at the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
For a list of car seat fitting station locations, click here.