Child Care Assistance Program for Child Care Educators and Child Care Staff Rules and Regulations

218-RICR-20-00-13 ACTIVE RULE

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13.1Authority and Purpose


13.3General Criteria for Eligibility

13.4Applying for Child Care Assistance for Child Care Educators and Staff Pilot

13.5Authorization and Enrollment

13.6Enrollment for CCAP for Child Care Educators and Staff Pilot Authorized Services

13.7CCAP for Child Care Educators and Staff Pilot Payment to Approved Child Care Providers

Title 218 Department of Human Services
Chapter 20 Individual and Family Support Programs
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 13 Child Care Assistance Program for Child Care Educators and Child Care Staff Rules and Regulations
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 11/28/2023

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § § 42-12-23
Rhode Island State Budget
Fiscal Year 2024

Purpose and Reason:

The regulatory changes proposed in this filing include the regulatory language currently in effect as of 09/26/2023 as well as amendments that the agency intended to make as a logical outgrowth of public comments. Amendments to 218-RICR-20-00-13 were originally noticed for public comment on 07/17/2023. During the public comment period, a technical error within the RICR system may have prevented comments submitted through RICR’s attachment field from being received by the agency. Any comments submitted directly through RICR’s text box option (with no attachments) or submitted directly to the agency were processed successfully.

As a result of the technical error, the agency is repromulgating the regulatory changes (effective as of 09/26/2023) to ensure that the public has full access to submit public comments as originally intended. The regulatory language included in this notice shows the following categories of redlined changes:

1. Those that were proposed in the most recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 07/17/2023.

2. Those that were made as a logical outgrowth of the initial public comment period.

3. Those that the agency inadvertently left out while filing the final rulemaking. Those changes in this category were all included in the Concise Explanatory Statement dated 09/26/2023 and were logical outgrowths of public comment.

The agency is noticing these changes for additional public comment.

Passage of the Rhode Island State Budget, Fiscal Year 2024, created a pilot program to allow the Department of Human Service (DHS) to provide funding for child care for eligible child care educators and child care staff with family income up to three hundred percent (300%) of the Federal Poverty Level, who work in a licensed child care center, licensed family child care home, or a licensed group family child care home.