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CCDF Eligibility

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Tribal Eligibility

Any Tribe regardless of their affiliation with another agency may seek to join the CCDF Consortium administered through CRIHB.

In order to receive information regarding Tribal eligibility, the Tribal administrator must contact the CCDF administrator to set up a meeting.

In order to become eligible, the tribe must be:

i. Federally recognized.

ii. Provide a Tribal Resolution signed by its authorized members detailing their support for   CRIHB to administer the CCDF program on their behalf and

iii. Provide a Self Certified Child Count of all children registered under their tribe who are under 13 years of age regardless of their domicile.

A Tribe may seek to become affiliated at any time of the year, but must wait until October 1st of each calendar year to receive funding.

A Tribe may not participate in 2 or more CCDF programs if they are currently affiliated with a CCDF Consortium, as it is considered double-dipping and is prohibited by Federal Regulations.

Family Eligibility

CCDF targets the following families:

i. TANF families

ii. Families with income at or below 85% of the State’s Median Income. For example: low-middle class families.

iii. Families with disabled children.

Family must
    Parent applicant must be a tribal member
    Parent applicant must be working or attending school.

    i. Work – minimum of 20 hours per week for pay or as an internship

    ii. School – minimum of part-time status.

Child Eligibility

The CCDF program is limited in providing child care subsidies to families whose children are under 13 years of age.

i. Under limited circumstances, a child with a documented disability may be on the program up to the age of 18 years old.

A child may be the applicant on the program if the child is:

i. Award of the court.

ii. On respite care

iii. Foster Care or

iv. Adopted, under the Indian Child Welfare Act

If child is the applicant, Tribal Affiliation Documents are required.

Applicant Child need not need live on a reservation or a Rancheria to qualify for funding.

Provider Eligibility

Providers are not chosen by CRIHB or the CCDF program.

Providers are exclusively chosen by the Applicant Parent from the following settings:

i. State Licensed Day Care Centers

ii. Family Tribally Licensed Providers Care

iii. Non-licensed, Relative Day Care

iv. After-school programs

All non-licensed, non relative providers will have to register with Trustline to have a background check.


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