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Chapter 19.5. CalWORKs and Child Care and Development Programs Subchapter 2. CalWORKs Stage 2 Child Care Program Article 1. General    

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(a) The provisions contained in this subchapter shall only apply to contractors authorized to establish, maintain, or operate alternative payment programs for CalWORKs Stage 2 child care programs as defined in Education Code section 8353.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, contractors funded to establish, maintain, or operate alternative payment programs for CalWORKs Stage 2 child care programs shall also comply with the regulations contained in Chapter 19, Subchapter 1 (commencing with Section 17906), Chapter 19, Subchapter 2 (commencing with Section 18012, except for Section 18017 if child care is paid with Federal funds), and Chapter 19, Subchapter 15 (commencing with Section 18300).

(c) CalWORKs Stage 2 child care services may begin when child care is available through a local Stage 2 program and one of the following occurs:

(1) The county welfare department determines that the adult's work or work activity is stable;

(2) The adult is transitioning off CalWORKs cash aid; or

(3) A family applies and is found eligible for CalWORKs Stage 2 services.

(d) Contractors administering Stage 2 programs in counties where there are multiple contractors shall coordinate services and cooperate to ensure all eligible families receive and continue to receive services. Contractors may coordinate across county boundaries so that eligible families living in the county, employed in the county, or receiving child care in the county receive and continue to receive such services.

NOTE

Authority cited:

Education Code 8261

Education Code 8262

Education Code 8269

Reference:

Education Code 8353

(Amended By Register 2002, No. 11)

Article 2. Requirements and Procedures for Receiving CalWORKs Stage 2 Services