CCMPL 102 (2016 Update to Child Care Income Eligibility Standards)
Child Care Manual Procedure Letter No. 102
September 14, 2016
TO: All Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: 2016 Update to Child Care Income Eligibility Standards


The child care income eligibility standards are updated annually after the release of the Federal poverty guidelines by the Department of Health and Human Services.

New Income Eligibility Standards:

County agencies must use the new monthly income eligibility standards for all child care applications, redeterminations and case updates processed on or after October 1, 2016.

The monthly income standards are as follows:

Family Size2016 Federal Poverty Level (100%) Annually2016 Federal Poverty Level (100%) MonthlyMaximum Monthly Income Limit for Initial Eligibility* (130%)Maximum Monthly Income Limit for Transitional Eligibility* (150%)Maximum Monthly Income Limit for Ongoing Eligibility* (300%)

* These amounts are determined using the 2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines as published in the Federal Register on January 20, 2016. Add $4,160 to the annual income for each household member above 10.

Copayment Chart as a Desk Aid: The family copayment desk aid has been updated based on the new income eligibility guidelines. The new desk aid is attached to this letter.

Please contact the Child Care Policy Helpdesk at 1-877-302-2347, option 4, if you have any questions.

Attachment:Copayment Chart as a Desk Aid