Child Care Advisory Task Force
Active dates:2008 - 2010
Function: The Child Care Advisory Task Force shall review child care assistance laws, rules, and policies and make recommendations to remove barriers facing families applying for child care assistance or completing reauthorization for child care assistance to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the child care assistance programs under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119B. Barriers to review include, but are
not limited to:
(1) length of application forms;
(2) consistency of application and reauthorization forms statewide;
(3) documentation requirements, including frequency of producing documentation;
(4) barriers facing parents with limited English; and
(5) length of reauthorization periods.
Subd. 4. Report. By January 15, 2010, the Department of Human Services shall report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the child care assistance programs with the Child Care Advisory Task Force recommendations to remove the barriers facing families in applying for and receiving child care assistance.
The Child Care Advisory Task Force met eight times between December 17, 2008, and December 15, 2009. The members reviewed federal and state child care assistance laws, rules, policies, and other documents to gain an understanding of the CCAP requirements and current policies. Members identified barriers facing families under these policies and developed recommendations for changes that would reduce or remove barriers.
For Task Force recommendations and their final report, please see Legislative Library catalog record or the link below. Report title is: "Child Care Advisory Task Force Recommendations".
The Child Care Advisory Task Force expired June 30, 2010.
The commissioner of human services shall appoint Child Care Advisory Task Force members. The Child Care Advisory Task Force shall include, but is not limited to, representatives from:
(1) the Department of Human Services;
(2) counties and nonprofit organizations administering the child care assistance programs;
(3) a parent receiving child care assistance;
(4) the child care advocacy community; and
(5) the antipoverty advocacy community.
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