30004050 - Temporary Assistance for Needy Family Related Child Care

Account Description FY2013
Spending
FY2014
GAA
3000-4050 Temporary Assistance for Needy Family Related Child Care
For financial assistance for families currently involved with or transitioning from transitional aid to families with dependent children to enroll in an early education and care program; provided, that early education and care shall be available to former participants who are working for up to 1 year after termination of their benefits; provided further, that post-transitional early education and care benefits shall be provided to participants who are working for up to 1 year after the transitional period; provided further, that the department shall issue monthly reports detailing the number and average cost of voucher and contracted slots funded from this item and item 3000-3050; provided further, that the department may provide early education and care benefits to parents who are under 18 years of age, who are currently enrolled in a job training program, and who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118 of the General Laws but for the deeming of the grandparents' income; provided further, that all teens eligible for year-round, full-time early education and care services shall be participating in school, education, work and training-related activities or a combination thereof for at least the minimum number of hours required by regulations; provided further, that recipients shall not be charged fees for care provided under this item; provided further, that early education and care slots funded from this item shall be distributed in a manner that provides fair and adequate access to early education and care for all eligible individuals in every area of the commonwealth; provided further, that informal early education and care benefits may be funded from this item; and provided further, that not more than $2 per child per hour shall be paid for the services
131,595,740 128,063,499