Increasing Access to Financial Assistance for Families

Lead Agencies are encouraged to use the supplemental funds to support families that may have lost employment or incomes due to COVID-19. Recommended strategies are: 

  • Waiving or reducing parent co-payments
  • Broadening the definition of qualifying activities
  • Broadening the income eligibility threshold
  • Updating policies to reflect modern labor force conditions

These resources can help Lead Agencies as they determine the best strategies to serve families in their state or territory.