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Access Management (Child Care Resource and Referral Centers) and Related Programs

3000-2000

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $6,675,311 $6,675,311
FY17 $6,824,771 $6,675,311
FY16 $6,951,567 $6,675,311
FY15 $6,683,725 $6,375,311
FY14 $6,202,152 $5,873,862
FY13 $6,362,901 $5,933,862
FY12 $6,470,019 $5,933,862
FY11 $6,660,032 $5,933,862
FY10 $6,133,877 $5,358,771
FY09 $26,898,351 $23,270,306
FY08 $29,254,310 $24,958,948
FY07 $32,194,377 $26,484,815
FY06 $12,800,024 $10,263,252
FY05 $12,999,439 $10,043,732
FY04 $13,390,013 $10,043,732
FY03 $16,683,044 $12,243,732
FY02 $17,035,950 $12,233,234
FY01 $17,369,145 $12,255,481
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Funding for Access Management (Child Care Resource and Referral Centers) and Related Programs
77.2%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Funding for the regional management of child care programs moved from a line item in the Office of Child Care Services to the Child Care Resource and Referral Centers in the Dept. of Early Education and Care in FY06. In FY07, there was additional funding for Community Partnership Councils which was incorporated into this funding in FY08. These line items are grouped together.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

The Access Management or Child Care Resource and Referral Centers line item funds child care resources and referral agencies (CCR&R) that help families with a subsidy find child care. Resource centers are funded by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).

CCR&R centers are regional agencies that assist families through the process of applying for a child care subsidy (also called voucher management). The process, which can take a long period of time especially due to wait lists, begins when a parent contacts a CCR&R, or calls Mass211 to inquire about a child care subsidy and have their child added to a centralized wait list. Parents receive renewal letters every six months. When a spot opens up, the family can begin looking for a child care program that meets their needs.

A CCR&R agency can provide information for parents about child care programs if needed. Once the parents choose a program, they contact the CCR&R agency to receive counseling on eligibility requirements, and resource and referral information. Parents then meet with the CCR&R agency to receive and sign all of the required documentation. Initial vouchers, which can be written by CCR&Rs or the contract provider, last up to one year. CCR&R agencies and contract providers continue to work with the family and help navigate the process of reapplying for a voucher after the initial period.

EEC identifies three main levels of services integral to access management. 1) voucher management administration which is the core service outlined above – supporting families, assessing eligibility, and then re-assessing when a voucher expires or a change in family status, including a change in income, affects eligibility. Besides support, agencies aim to keep access equitable so that families are served near their home or work. 2) Information and referral services providing information about other programs and referrals when appropriate. This service is offered in multiple ways (internet, phone, brochures, flyers at state agencies) and in various languages. 3) Consumer education which is dependent on an educated workforce receiving the proper trainings so that providers can support and assess family needs and locate the ideal resources available for each family.

CCR&Rs help families navigate the child care voucher process. The service can be especially helpful to parents from different cultures and those who do not speak or read English. These services have been cut severely over the last few years. From FY 2009 to FY 2016 funding was cut over 75%.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $6,675,311 $6,675,311
FY18 Leg $6,675,311 $6,675,311
FY18 Sen $6,675,311 $6,675,311
FY18 SWM $6,675,311 $6,675,311
FY18 Hou $6,675,311 $6,675,311
FY18 HWM $6,675,311 $6,675,311
FY18 Gov $6,675,311 $6,675,311
FY17 $6,824,771 $6,675,311

Notes

  • Funding for the regional management of child care programs moved from a line item in the Office of Child Care Services to the Child Care Resource and Referral Centers in the Dept. of Early Education and Care in FY06. In FY07, there was additional funding for Community Partnership Councils which was incorporated into this funding in FY08. These line items are grouped together.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.