Application for Services
(1)Families that qualify under Special Populations criteria and eligibility standards of this rule shall make application for child care services directly through a contracting program. Application must be made on an Office of Child Care approved form and signed by both applying parent and program staff. In completing application, the parent shall be required to declare, and provide verification as required, information on:
(a)Parents and dependent members of the household;
(b)U.S. citizenship or legal immigration status of children who are to receive subsidized child care;
(c)Place of residence;
(d)Employment status of parents;
(e)Participation in job training, substance abuse treatment, or enrollment in school programs; and
(2)The Administrator shall send notification regarding contracted programs to CCR&R agencies located throughout the state. Parents seeking assistance may contact local resource and referral agencies for information on programs having a child care services contract.
(3)Child care availability for Special Populations is limited in all regions of the state, and shall, therefore, be assigned to parents on a first-come, first-served basis. The parent signature date on the application form will be used as the basis for determining priority of access to services.
(4)Eligibility for continuing child care services shall be subject to redetermination by the program:
(a)At the end of every 12-month service period; or
(b)Whenever a change of circumstances occurs that may affect a parent’s eligibility status. Parents are responsible for notifying the program of changes; or
(c)At the beginning of each school year for Teen Parent participants.
Rule 414-150-0110 — Application for Services,