CalWORKs Stage One Child Care 12-Month Continuous Eligibility Memo
Support & Refine Budget Estimate Prior to Adoption
CWDA Supports the expansion of access to CalWORKs Stage One Child Care by establishing a 12-month minimum eligibility period for Stage One as has been proposed by the Administration in the May Revision and adopted in some form by both the Senate and Assembly. However, we believe the amount of funding currently provided for 2019-20 is insufficient. While the Senate version of the budget adds $25 million, the Senate’s proposal also adds additional elements beyond those proposed by the Administration. Until the Legislature determines which version of the proposal to adopt, we believe we need to have a discussion about the appropriate costs of the various elements.