Information on this year’s budget impact on CalWORKs child care. The payment ceilings for license-exempt child care providers has been reduced, and the funding for the eliminated for Stage Three child care, effective on November 1, 2010. The letter indicates that counties must issue NOAs to the license exempt provider families for Stage 1 families, at least 10 days prior to 11/1/10.
Families that would otherwise have transitioned from Stage One to Stage Three directly, due to program barriers that prevented the transfer to Stage Two, shall continue to be provided through Stages One and/or Two if not more than 24 months have elapsed since the client left cash aid. CWDs are also strongly encouraged to refer families for placement on the central eligibility list once a family is stable and transferred to Stage Two. [Download]