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Job Search Added as Valid Service Need for On My Way Pre-K and CCDF

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  • Time period: April 2021 until funds/demand are depleted
  • Eligibility: Families that meet the income requirements of being at or below 127% of the Federal Poverty Level and are unemployed and seeking employment are eligible.
  • Description: As a temporary service to help families displaced from the workforce due to COVID-19 find new employment and more children enroll in quality child care programs, "Job Search” will be added as a valid service need for initial eligibility for On My Way Pre-K and CCDF-funded programs. This will be offered until funds are depleted or demand subsides.
  • Click HERE to apply for CCDF/On My Way Pre-K

  • Why is job search being added as a valid service need for On My Way Pre-K and CCDF?

    Adding “job search” as a valid service need for On My Way Pre-K and CCDF eligibility will provide support to families who have been displaced from the workforce due to COVID-19 as they seek new employment and return to work. This is temporary support that will expire when funds run out or demand subsides.

  • Who is eligible to apply for assistance under the "job search" category?

    Families that meet the income requirements of being at or below 127% of the Federal Poverty Level and are unemployed and seeking employment are eligible

  • I am currently unemployed due to COVID-19. How do I apply for child care assistance while I am looking for a job?
  • How will eligibility be determined for individuals applying for assistance under this category?

    Families will apply through Early Ed Connect and then be contacted by the eligibility office for the next steps in the enrollment process. Families will be asked to fill out some additional documentation as well as sign a form indicating they are currently unemployed and looking for employment.

  • If approved, what child care assistance will families receive?

    If approved, the family will receive a 53-week child care assistance voucher.

  • What happens if a family does not find employment within the voucher period?

    If a family has not been successful in finding employment at the time of their voucher reauthorization, they will not be eligible to receive further assistance.

  • Will a family receive workforce development support to find a job while receiving child care assistance?

    Receiving CCDF assistance for child care will not keep a family from receiving workforce development support.

  • My child has an active CCDF voucher now, but I recently lost my job. Can I apply for assistance under this new category of assistance?

    If you are currently receiving CCDF vouchers, report your change in employment to your eligibility office so they can provide you with your options.

  • Who should I contact with questions or if I need help completing the online application for child care assistance?

    Contact the Brighter Futures Indiana Solution Center at solutioncenter@earlylearningindiana.org.

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