Child Care Assistance Program; created. (HB2206)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Child Care Assistance Program; emergency. Creates the COVID-19 Child Care Assistance Program (the Program) to provide financial assistance for child care to families in need during the public health emergency caused by COVID-19. The bill directs the Department of Education (the Department) to administer the Program and to create a process through which applicants may apply online to participate in the Program. The bill provides that after a Program participant has selected an eligible child care provider, the Department shall issue a voucher, for full-time or part-time care, directly to the provider and provide notice of the amount of the voucher to the Program participant. The bill provides that an applicant shall be eligible to participate in the Program if the applicant's household income is at or below 100 percent of the state median income or regional median income and the applicant's child for whom a voucher will be issued is 13 years of age or younger. The bill contains an emergency clause and will sunset on the last day of the sixth month after its passage. Read the Bill »

Status

01/13/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/13/2021Committee
01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/21 21102769D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

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