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   **PUBLIC NOTICE**  

 

The Franklin County Department of Social Services is proposing to amend its Child and Family Services Plan 2015, Annual Plan Update. 

 

Franklin County DSS is proposing the following changes to Appendix L –Other Eligible Families if Funds are Available:

 

Franklin County DSS will now pay daycare for families with income up to 200% of the State Income Standard when child care services are needed for the child’s caretaker to participate in a program providing basic remedial education in reading, writing, mathematics, and oral communications for individuals functioning below the ninth month of the eighth grade level, in a program providing literacy training, or parent/caretakers who are satisfactorily participating in a four year college or university program leading to a bachelor’s degree and that is reasonably expected to lead to an improvement in the parent/caretaker’s earning capacity as long as the parent/caretaker is also working at least 17 ½ hours per week.

 

Franklin County DSS is proposing that parents/caretakers in an approved college program must maintain a GPA of 2.0 in order for daycare to provide services for that category.

 

Franklin County DSS is proposing the following changes to Appendix Q: Additional Local Standards for Child Care Providers such as implementing a local standard that will require legally exempt child care providers/programs to verify that they have given the parent/caretaker complete and accurate information regarding any report of child abuse or maltreatment in which they are named as an indicated subject.

 

Franklin County DSS is proposing the following changes to Appendix R:  Payments to Child Care Providers for Absences.

 

Number of absences allowed during base period:

PERIOD

ONE MONTH

Routine Limits (# of days)

            4

Extenuating Circumstances (# of days)

            2

Total Number of Absences Allowed (# of days)

            6

BASE PERIOD

SIX MONTHS

Routine Limits (# of days)

            24

Extenuating Circumstances (# of days)

            12

Total Number of Absences Allowed (# of days)

            36

 

The public is invited to comment on the proposed Plan Amendment until June 25, 2015 to the following address:

 

                                    Franklin County Department of Social Services

                                    Commissioner Michele Mulverhill

                                    355 West Main Street, Suite 331

                                    Malone, NY  12953           

 

                                      

 

 

 

Transitional Child Care is a support subsidy for those leaving Temporary Assistance due to new employment or increased income.  The recipient receives a day care subsidy allowance of up to the fair market rate for Franklin County, per child in day care regardless of income for a period of twelve months.

     Low Income Child Care Program provides child care subsidies for the working poor and attendance in educational and/or training programs whose income is up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.  This programs pays up to the fair market rate for Franklin County, per child, for day care provided by a registered day care provider or legally exempt provider. 

 

 

 

For Information Contact:

 (518) 481-1815

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