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Supportive Child Care and Related Programs

3000-3050

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $477,487,882 $477,487,882
FY17 $482,435,551 $471,870,409
FY16 $508,458,606 $488,252,376
FY15 $486,634,325 $464,179,035
FY14 $458,674,073 $434,395,686
FY13 $466,127,196 $434,697,067
FY12 $482,814,661 $442,804,829
FY11 $512,476,930 $456,599,487
FY10 $516,261,062 $451,023,839
FY09 $556,613,969 $481,537,974
FY08 $537,107,991 $458,245,308
FY07 $505,899,816 $416,180,224
FY06 $511,653,103 $410,251,159
FY05 $520,154,433 $401,885,925
FY04 $539,763,582 $404,871,961
FY03 $569,299,471 $417,810,462
FY02 $622,201,375 $446,792,508
FY01 $634,421,202 $447,640,749
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Funding for Supportive Child Care and Related Programs
11.1%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • In FY16, there is a shift of $119.4 million from TANF Child Care (3000-4050) to Supportive and TANF Childcare (3000-3060), and a shift of $100.5 million to Supportive Child Care (3000-3050).
  • Funding for child care subsidies for low-income families and funding for supportive child care for families receiving TAFDC has shifted among various line items first within the Office for Children and then among line items within the Dept. of Early Education and Care, and are grouped together.

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

Supportive Child Care supports children in the care of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Children receive child care, case management and other support services which include covering the cost of transportation if needed. Families are eligible if DCF determines there is an assessed need for child care which would aid in protecting a child.

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) contracts with programs that provide child care services for children in DCF care. Services are customized to meet the needs of each family and child and can include help with transportation. Families may be experiencing a high degree of stress and children in DCF care may have specific health needs. The needs of both the child and the family are considered when locating an appropriate child care placement. Supportive child care providers deliver comprehensive services which includes assessments of the child's emotional and developmental needs. Providers emphasize family strengthening and utilize community resources to promote healthy development for all children. These services may also allow families in stress to remain intact – preventing a child's removal from the home or assisting in a return.

Child care can be requested by a family or recommended by a social worker. A determination is then made by the social worker and supervisor whether child care should be added to the child's case plan. Child care services are provided for 6 months and can be continued for a subsequent six months upon review. However, area director approval is required for continuation of services beyond 12 months. Fees are waived for families with an open case.

The average number of children per month benefiting from this subsidy has increased over the past 3 years with around 5,600 kids receiving support each month in FY 2013, 6,200 kids during FY 2014, and just over 7,000 during FY 2015. However, some of our most vulnerable children are still forced to wait for a subsidy.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $477,487,882 $477,487,882
FY18 Leg $477,487,882 $477,487,882
FY18 Sen $478,688,035 $478,688,035
FY18 SWM $478,588,035 $478,588,035
FY18 Hou $478,587,882 $478,587,882
FY18 HWM $478,587,882 $478,587,882
FY18 Gov $478,588,035 $478,588,035
FY17 $482,435,551 $471,870,409

Notes

  • In FY16, there is a shift of $119.4 million from TANF Child Care (3000-4050) to Supportive and TANF Childcare (3000-3060), and a shift of $100.5 million to Supportive Child Care (3000-3050).
  • Funding for child care subsidies for low-income families and funding for supportive child care for families receiving TAFDC has shifted among various line items first within the Office for Children and then among line items within the Dept. of Early Education and Care, and are grouped together.

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