The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is an amazing federal program that aims to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care. It enables parents to work, pursue education, or attend training with peace of mind. Administered by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration in the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, Indiana CCDF Vouchers eligibility offers valuable support.
To join the CCDF voucher program, you can easily apply at EarlyEdConnect.FSSA.IN.gov or get in touch with your local intake agent. For families already benefiting from CCDF, the Indiana e-Child Care website is a fantastic resource. This user-friendly platform provides essential information on cases, vouchers, child attendance, payments to child care providers, and even the option to approve or deny late attendance.
If you're seeking a CCDF-eligible provider, don't hesitate to contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral agency. They are more than willing to assist you in finding the right fit for your child. So, let's embrace this opportunity and ensure brighter futures for Indiana families. Reach out to 800-299-1627 or visit brighterfuturesindiana.org for further support and information!
To qualify for CCDF, you must:
Be a foster parent who is working, attending training, or going to school
Be a parent who is working, going to school, or has a referral from TANF/IMPACT
Meet the income guidelines
Be a resident of the county where you are applying for assistance
The child receiving assistance must be a U.S. citizen or qualified legal alien1.
The income eligibility limits are set at or below 85 percent of state median income (SMI) and the maximum age for children under 13 years of age, or under age 19 if children have special needs2. In Indiana, a family’s gross monthly income before taxes and any other deductions can’t exceed 127% of the federal poverty level. The family can then remain on the program until its income exceeds 185% max of the Indiana median income guidelines by family size, which is determined by the state3.
AS OF AUGUST 1, 2023-CHILDCARE NEW INFORMATION
Increased Indiana CCDF Vouchers eligibility for child care assistance or CCDF
Effective July 1, 2023, initial income eligibility for CCDF and On My Way Pre-K will increase from 127% to 150% of the Federal Poverty Limit (FPL). Previously, a family of four with an annual income of $38,000 or less qualified. Now, families with an annual income of up to $45,000 qualify.
We ask families seeking CCDF assistance who believe that the new income guidelines will make them eligible to wait to submit their EEC application until August 1 to allow for system changes. Applications submitted before this date will be reviewed using the old income guidelines and may be incorrectly classified as unqualified. If this happens, families will need to reapply.
Jeffries Childcare Accept CCDF Vouchers.....