Income Eligible Wait List

  • Description
  • Funding History
  • Proposals

This line item provides access to child care for children currently on a state administered wait list for Income Eligible child care.

Income Eligible child care provides care for children of low-income parents who are working, disabled or in an education or job training program. Because of funding cuts many children and families who meet eligibility requirements have not received a subsidy in recent years and are placed on a growing waiting list. This line item provides care for some children currently on the wait list.

The Governor, in his FY 2015 proposal, set aside $15 million for infants, toddlers and preschool children on the Income Eligible Wait List and projected that funding would provide care for about 1,700 children. HWM proposed half of that amount, $7.5 million, and opens it to school-age children for after school care as well as full day care for infants, toddlers, and preschool children. Because school age children need fewer hours of care, the overall average cost per child for the HWM proposal is less than the Governor’s. HWM projects that the $7.5 million will provide services to about 1,250 kids.

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