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Chapter 19. Child Care And Development Programs Subchapter 3. General Child Care Programs Article 2. Family Data File Documentation of Seeking Permanent Housing; Services Limitations   

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(a) If the basis of need as stated on the application for services is seeking permanent housing for family stability, the parent's period of eligibility for child care and development services is limited to 60-working-days during the contract period, except as specified in subdivision (d). Services shall occur on no more than five days per week and for less than 30 hours per week. The period of eligibility shall start on the day authorized by the contractor and extend for consecutive working days.

(b) Documentation of seeking permanent housing shall include a written parental declaration signed under penalty of perjury that the family is seeking permanent housing. The declaration shall include the parent's search plan to secure a fixed, regular, and adequate residence and shall identify a general description of when services will be necessary. If the family is residing in a shelter, services may also be provided while the parent attends appointments or activities necessary to comply with the shelter participation requirements.

(c) The contractor shall determine the number of weeks available for seeking permanent housing and the child care schedule, which may be a variable schedule, based on the documentation. During the period of authorization and if necessary to verify need, the contractor may request that the parent provide, no more than once a week, either a declaration signed under penalty of perjury describing the activities the parent has undertaken during the previous week to seek permanent housing or a signed statement from the shelter, transitional housing agency, or homeless support program regarding the parent's search progress to date.

(d) If the parent does not expect to secure housing prior to the end of the eligibility period:

(1) The parent may request an extension in a declaration of need signed under penalty of perjury that includes an update of the parent's search plan and either a description of the activities undertaken during the previous week to seek permanent housing or a signed statement from the shelter, transitional housing agency, or homeless support program indicating the parent's continued need for services; and

(2) The contractor may authorize an extension of search eligibility for up to 20 additional working days.

(e) If services for this purpose are discontinued, the number of working days remaining in the period of eligibility shall be available for a subsequent period of eligibility during the contract period.

(f) As used in this section, the working days used to determine the period of eligibility shall include the consecutive Mondays through Fridays, excluding any federal holidays.

Authority cited:

Education Code 8261

Education Code 8263

Reference:

Education Code 8261

Education Code 8263

(Amended By Register 2008, No. 22.)