Notice of Intended Action

Child care assistance—fee schedule, temporary lapse in need for service, wait list exemption for homeless families, 170.2, 170.4(2)

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HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT[441]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to child care assistance and providing

an opportunity for public comment

The Department of Human Services hereby proposes to amend Chapter 170, "Child Care Services," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 234.6.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 234.6 and the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant.

Purpose and Summary

These amendments revise the Child Care Assistance (CCA) fee chart based on the new federal poverty levels (FPL) in accordance with the Child Care and Development Block Grant. These amendments also update rules regarding the temporary-lapse policy and add a wait list exemption for homeless families.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has a fiscal impact of $100,000 annually or $500,000 over five years to the State of Iowa. Detailed assumptions and descriptions about how the estimates were derived may be obtained from the Department upon request.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

This rule making does not provide a specific waiver authority because families may request a waiver of these provisions in a specified situation under the Department's general rule on exceptions at rule 441—1.8(17A,217).

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 20, 2018. Comments should be directed to:

Harry Rossander

Bureau of Policy Coordination

Department of Human Services

Hoover State Office Building, Fifth Floor

1305 East Walnut Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Fax: 515.281.4980

Email: policyanalysis@dhs.state.ia.us

Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making actions are proposed:

Item 1. Rescind subparagraph 170.2(2)"b"(9) and adopt the following new subparagraph in lieu thereof:

(9)Family eligibility shall continue during an approved certification period when a temporary lapse in need for service for a parent established under this subparagraph occurs. A temporary lapse is defined as:

1.Any time-limited absence from work or a training or education program for a parent due to:

Need to care for a family member.

An illness.

Maternity leave.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) situations for household members.

Participation in a treatment/rehabilitation program.

2.Any reduction in employment or education/training hours that fall below the minimum number required at 170.2(2)"b"(1), (2) or (8) as long as the parent continues to work or attend training or education.

3.Any student holiday or break for a parent participating in training or education.

4.Any interruption in work for a seasonal worker who is not working between regular industry work seasons.

5.Any other cessation of work or attendance at a training or education program that does not exceed three months.

Item 2. Amend paragraph 170.2(3)"b" as follows:

b. Exceptions to priority groups. The following are eligible for child care assistance notwithstanding waiting lists for child care services:

(1)Families with protective child care needs.

(2)Recipients of the family investment program or those whose earned income was taken into account in determining the needs of family investment program recipients.

(3)Families that receive a state adoption subsidy for a child.

(4)Families that are experiencing homelessness.

Item 3. Amend subparagraph 170.4(2)"a"(1) as follows:

(1)The fee schedule shown in the following table is effective for eligibility determinations made on or after July 1, 2017 2018:

Monthly Income According to Family Size

Unit Fee Based on Number of Children

in Care

Level

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13+

1

2

3 or more

A

$955

$961

$1,286

$1,303

$1,617

$1,645

$1,948

$1,987

$2,279

$2,329

$2,610

$2,671

$2,940

$3,013

$3,272

$3,355

$3,602

$3,697

$3,933

$4,039

$4,265

$4,381

$4,595

$4,723

$4,926

$5,065

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

B

$1,005

$1,012

$1,354

$1,372

$1,702

$1,732

$2,050

$2,092

$2,399

$2,452

$2,747

$2,812

$3,095

$3,172

$3,444

$3,532

$3,792

$3,892

$4,140

$4,252

$4,489

$4,612

$4,837

$4,972

$5,185

$5,332

$0.20

$0.45

$0.70

C

$1,033

$1,040

$1,392

$1,410

$1,750

$1,780

$2,107

$2,151

$2,466

$2,521

$2,824

$2,891

$3,182

$3,261

$3,540

$3,631

$3,898

$4,001

$4,256

$4,371

$4,615

$4,741

$4,972

$5,111

$5,330

$5,481

$0.45

$0.70

$0.95

D

$1,061

$1,069

$1,430

$1,449

$1,797

$1,829

$2,165

$2,209

$2,533

$2,589

$2,901

$2,969

$3,268

$3,350

$3,637

$3,730

$4,004

$4,110

$4,372

$4,490

$4,740

$4,870

$5,108

$5,250

$5,475

$5,631

$0.70

$0.95

$1.20

E

$1,091

$1,099

$1,470

$1,489

$1,848

$1,880

$2,225

$2,271

$2,604

$2,662

$2,982

$3,053

$3,360

$3,443

$3,739

$3,834

$4,116

$4,225

$4,494

$4,616

$4,873

$5,007

$5,251

$5,397

$5,629

$5,788

$0.95

$1.20

$1.45

F

$1,121

$1,129

$1,510

$1,530

$1,898

$1,931

$2,286

$2,333

$2,675

$2,734

$3,063

$3,136

$3,451

$3,537

$3,841

$3,939

$4,229

$4,340

$4,617

$4,742

$5,006

$5,143

$5,394

$5,544

$5,782

$5,946

$1.20

$1.45

$1.70

G

$1,152

$1,160

$1,552

$1,573

$1,951

$1,985

$2,350

$2,398

$2,750

$2,811

$3,149

$3,224

$3,548

$3,636

$3,948

$4,049

$4,347

$4,462

$4,746

$4,874

$5,146

$5,287

$5,545

$5,700

$5,944

$6,112

$1.45

$1.70

$1.95

H

$1,183

$1,192

$1,594

$1,616

$2,004

$2,040

$2,414

$2,464

$2,825

$2,887

$3,235

$3,311

$3,645

$3,735

$4,056

$4,159

$4,465

$4,583

$4,875

$5,007

$5,286

$5,431

$5,696

$5,855

$6,106

$6,279

$1.70

$1.95

$2.20

I

$1,217

$1,225

$1,639

$1,661

$2,060

$2,097

$2,482

$2,532

$2,904

$2,968

$3,325

$3,404

$3,747

$3,840

$4,169

$4,276

$4,590

$4,711

$5,012

$5,147

$5,434

$5,583

$5,855

$6,019

$6,277

$6,455

$1.95

$2.20

$2.45

J

$1,250

$1,258

$1,684

$1,706

$2,116

$2,154

$2,549

$2,601

$2,983

$3,049

$3,416

$3,497

$3,849

$3,944

$4,283

$4,392

$4,715

$4,840

$5,148

$5,287

$5,582

$5,735

$6,015

$6,183

$6,448

$6,630

$2.20

$2.45

$2.70

K

$1,285

$1,294

$1,731

$1,754

$2,176

$2,214

$2,621

$2,674

$3,067

$3,135

$3,512

$3,595

$3,956

$4,055

$4,403

$4,515

$4,847

$4,975

$5,292

$5,436

$5,739

$5,896

$6,183

$6,356

$6,628

$6,816

$2.45

$2.70

$2.95

L

$1,320

$1,329

$1,778

$1,802

$2,235

$2,274

$2,692

$2,747

$3,150

$3,220

$3,607

$3,693

$4,064

$4,165

$4,523

$4,638

$4,980

$5,111

$5,437

$5,584

$5,895

$6,056

$6,352

$6,529

$6,809

$7,002

$2.70

$2.95

$3.20

M

$1,357

$1,366

$1,828

$1,852

$2,298

$2,338

$2,767

$2,824

$3,238

$3,310

$3,708

$3,796

$4,178

$4,282

$4,649

$4,768

$5,119

$5,254

$5,589

$5,740

$6,060

$6,226

$6,530

$6,712

$6,999

$7,198

$2.95

$3.20

$3.45

N

$1,394

$1,403

$1,878

$1,903

$2,360

$2,402

$2,843

$2,901

$3,327

$3,400

$3,809

$3,899

$4,292

$4,399

$4,776

$4,898

$5,258

$5,397

$5,741

$5,896

$6,225

$6,395

$6,707

$6,895

$7,190

$7,394

$3.20

$3.45

$3.70

O

$1,433

$1,443

$1,930

$1,956

$2,426

$2,469

$2,922

$2,982

$3,420

$3,495

$3,916

$4,009

$4,412

$4,522

$4,910

$5,035

$5,406

$5,548

$5,902

$6,061

$6,399

$6,575

$6,895

$7,088

$7,391

$7,601

$3.45

$3.70

$3.95

P

$1,472

$1,482

$1,983

$2,009

$2,492

$2,536

$3,002

$3,063

$3,513

$3,591

$4,023

$4,118

$4,532

$4,645

$5,043

$5,172

$5,553

$5,699

$6,062

$6,226

$6,574

$6,754

$7,083

$7,281

$7,593

$7,808

$3.70

$3.95

$4.20

Q

$1,513

$1,523

$2,038

$2,065

$2,562

$2,607

$3,086

$3,149

$3,611

$3,691

$4,135

$4,233

$4,659

$4,775

$5,184

$5,317

$5,708

$5,859

$6,232

$6,401

$6,758

$6,943

$7,281

$7,485

$7,805

$8,027

$3.95

$4.20

$4.45

R

$1,554

$1,565

$2,094

$2,122

$2,632

$2,678

$3,170

$3,235

$3,710

$3,792

$4,248

$4,348

$4,786

$4,905

$5,326

$5,462

$5,864

$6,018

$6,402

$6,575

$6,942

$7,132

$7,480

$7,689

$8,018

$8,245

$4.20

$4.45

$4.70

S

$1,598

$1,609

$2,152

$2,181

$2,706

$2,753

$3,259

$3,326

$3,814

$3,898

$4,367

$4,470

$4,920

$5,042

$5,475

$5,615

$6,028

$6,187

$6,581

$6,759

$7,136

$7,332

$7,689

$7,904

$8,242

$8,476

$4.45

$4.70

$4.95

T

$1,641

$1,653

$2,211

$2,240

$2,779

$2,828

$3,348

$3,416

$3,917

$4,004

$4,486

$4,592

$5,054

$5,180

$5,624

$5,768

$6,192

$6,355

$6,760

$6,943

$7,330

$7,531

$7,899

$8,119

$8,467

$8,707

$4.70

$4.95

$5.20

U

$1,687

$1,699

$2,273

$2,303

$2,857

$2,907

$3,441

$3,512

$4,027

$4,116

$4,611

$4,720

$5,196

$5,325

$5,781

$5,929

$6,366

$6,533

$6,950

$7,138

$7,536

$7,742

$8,120

$8,346

$8,704

$8,951

$4.95

$5.20

$5.45

V

$1,733

$1,745

$2,335

$2,366

$2,935

$2,987

$3,535

$3,607

$4,137

$4,228

$4,737

$4,849

$5,337

$5,470

$5,939

$6,091

$6,539

$6,711

$7,139

$7,332

$7,741

$7,953

$8,341

$8,574

$8,941

$9,195

$5.20

$5.45

$5.70

W

$1,782

$1,794

$2,400

$2,432

$3,017

$3,070

$3,634

$3,708

$4,253

$4,347

$4,870

$4,985

$5,486

$5,623

$6,105

$6,261

$6,722

$6,899

$7,339

$7,537

$7,958

$8,176

$8,574

$8,814

$9,191

$9,452

$5.45

$5.70

$5.95

X

$1,830

$1,843

$2,466

$2,498

$3,099

$3,154

$3,733

$3,809

$4,369

$4,465

$5,002

$5,121

$5,636

$5,776

$6,271

$6,432

$6,905

$7,087

$7,539

$7,743

$8,174

$8,398

$8,808

$9,054

$9,442

$9,709

$5.70

$5.95

$6.20

Y

$1,881

$1,894

$2,535

$2,568

$3,186

$3,242

$3,838

$3,916

$4,491

$4,590

$5,142

$5,264

$5,794

$5,938

$6,447

$6,612

$7,098

$7,286

$7,750

$7,960

$8,403

$8,633

$9,055

$9,307

$9,706

$9,981

$5.95

$6.20

$6.45

Z

$1,933

$1,946

$2,604

$2,638

$3,273

$3,331

$3,942

$4,023

$4,613

$4,715

$5,282

$5,407

$5,952

$6,100

$6,623

$6,792

$7,292

$7,484

$7,961

$8,176

$8,632

$8,869

$9,301

$9,561

$9,970

$10,253

$6.20

$6.45

$6.70

AA

$1,987

$2,001

$2,677

$2,712

$3,364

$3,424

$4,052

$4,135

$4,742

$4,847

$5,430

$5,559

$6,118

$6,270

$6,808

$6,982

$7,496

$7,694

$8,184

$8,405

$8,874

$9,117

$9,562

$9,829

$10,250

$10,540

$6.45

$6.70

$6.95

BB

$4,000

$5,000

$6,000

$7,000

$8,000

$9,000

$9,000

$9,000

$9,000

$9,500

$10,000

$10,500

$11,500

$6.70

$6.95

$7.20

Human Services Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 3/20/2018.

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