SB 16-212 (Crowder) 12-Month Eligibility for the Child Care Assistance Program
This bill would align the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) statute with changes in federal law to minimize disruptions in child care for families and is a replacement to HB 16-1183 which had unresolved differences between the two chambers. A child receiving CCCAP must continue to be eligible for that support for an entire 12-month period before eligibility is reviewed again, as long as the child’s family income remains below 85 percent of the state median income for that family size.
The Children’s Campaign strongly supports this bill. Ensuring that children do not face a disruption in access to quality early learning is essential to the success of this two-generation program.
Passed the Senate and House with bipartisan support and now awaits the Governor’s signature.