Child Care Assistance Program Rules and Regulations (218-RICR-20-00-4)


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4.1General Provisions


4.3Eligibility and Authorization of Services

4.4Applying for Child Care Assistance

4.5Criteria for Categorical Eligibility

4.6Criteria for Income Eligibility

4.7Short Term Special Approval

4.8Authorization of Child Care Services

4.9Enrollment for CCAP Authorized Services

4.10Notices, Rights and Duties

4.11Improper Payments

4.12Child Care Provider Guide

4.13CCAP Maximum Weekly Reimbursement Rates

Title 218 Department of Human Services
Chapter 20 Individual and Family Support Programs
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 4 Child Care Assistance Program Rules and Regulations (218-RICR-20-00-4)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 07/05/2022 to 09/15/2022

Regulation Authority:

RIGL 42-12-23
2023 RI State Budget
Article 13

Purpose and Reason:

The Child Care Assistance Program is designed to improve child welfare and provide additional low-income children access to care in a time where they need it most. Legislative changes approved with the 2023 RI State Budget go into effect on July 1, 2022.  

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril:

This Emergency Rule will implement the Legislative changes approved with the 2023 RI State Budget. Applicant and recipient families of the Child Care Assistance Program will be provided eligibility at the higher Federal Poverty Level. The CCAP for College pilot program has been extended therefore participating families may be able to continue their studies as they recertify for assistance. The following are the changes made to this Rule:

  • 4.3 (A)(3) Updated to remove language regarding temporary pilot for CCAP for College.
  • 4.6.1Updated income limits for initial entry into CCAP and exit out of CCAP in charts for levels three and four.
  • Changed 180% to 200% throughout rule
  • Changed 225% to 300% throughout rule