Child Care Development Fund
- Program Description
- Eligibility Determination
The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is a federal program that assists low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance, and those transitioning from public assistance in obtaining childcare so they can work, attend training, or continue education. The purpose of the program is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of childcare.
Parents/foster parents must be working or going to school or have a referral from Department of Child Services (DCS) or a referral from TANF/IMPACT, be within income guidelines, have proof of identity for all family members and be a resident of the county they are applying for assistance in. Child care assistance is available for children through the age of twelve unless the child has special needs. The child receiving assistance must be a U. S. Citizen or qualified legal alien.
RVR determines eligibility by: (1) verifying monthly income as reported on pay stubs, public assistance award letters, and child support payment stubs or a child support docket report; and (2) verifying education/training enrollment as reported on confirmed class schedules or a letter from the educational instution (on institution letterhead) that states hours of attendance.
Program participants typically must recertify for the program every six months. Any changes in family situation, loss of a job, or change of residence must be reported to RVR immediately, as they may affect program eligibility.