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Waived Background Check Fees

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  • Time period: April 2021-April 2022
  • Eligibility: Programs must be CCDF eligible
  • Description: To support programs in hiring new team members and cover recruitment and onboarding costs, the state will waive background check fees for child care programs’ employees.

  • Who is eligible for waived background check fees?

    Waived background check fees apply to all individuals needing background checks in the early care and education industry.

  • Do waived background check fees apply to both new and existing staff?

    Waived background check fees apply to all staff requiring fingerprints.

  • What if an individual used to work in child care more than three years ago and is now returning to the field? Do they qualify for waived background check fees?

    For questions, contact OECOSLproviderinquiry@fssa.IN.gov.

  • How will the process for waived background check fees work?

    For questions, contact OECOSLproviderinquiry@fssa.IN.gov.

  • Who should I contact regarding waived background fees?

    For questions, contact OECOSLproviderinquiry@fssa.IN.gov.

  • What should I do if I or my new employees are asked to pay for a background check during the waived period?

    Contact OECOSLproviderinquiry@fssa.IN.gov with questions.

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