HB18-1335 (Young/Lundberg) County Child Care Assistance Program Block Grants
This bill changes the funding method for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) to a percentage-based model, where county allocations will be determined based upon the results of an annual market rate study and each county’s share of the total number of children eligible to receive CCCAP assistance. The bill also sets the CCCAP eligibility level for all counties at 185% of the federal poverty level. Families who lose eligibility for CCCAP at their redetermination will be given 12 months to transition from the program.
The Children’s Campaign supports this bill as a way to continue to work to address waitlists and unmet need in the CCCAP program, and to ensure that families can access quality child care that allows them to work or pursue educational opportunities, achieving the two-generational benefits of the CCCAP program.
Passed the Senate on a bipartisan vote of 26-9 and now heads to the governor’s desk for signature
March 30, 2018
Assigned to the House Appropriations Committee
April 6, 2018
Passed the House Appropriations Committee on a bipartisan vote of 11-2 and now heads to the House floor for debate
April 13, 2018
Passed the House on a bipartisan vote of 50-13 and now heads to the Senate
April 20, 2018
Passed on 2nd reading in the Senate and now awaits a final vote on the Senate floor