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Family Co-Payments and Sliding Fee Scales

The cost of child care can be a significant barrier for low-income families to access child care. To address this issue, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act as amended made reforms to state, territory and tribal CCDF programs. These reforms ensure that co-payments are affordable and do not act as a barrier to families receiving aid. This brief contains the following information on family co-payments and sliding fee scales:

  • Overview of the CCDF Final Rule
  • Regulatory Requirements and Lead Agency Options
  • CCDF Plan Provisions
  • Fee Scale Design
  • Lead Agency Considerations
  • Countable Income
  • Examples of Sliding Fee Scale Considerations
Publication Date: 
May 17, 2018
Resource Type: 
Brief
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