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Delaware Health and Social Services ("Department") / Division of Social Services initiated proceedings to amend the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding the Child Care Subsidy Program, specifically, Prioritizing Service Needs. The Department's proceedings to amend its regulations were initiated pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10114 and its authority as prescribed by 31 Delaware Code Section 512.
The Department published its notice of proposed regulation changes pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10115 in the July 2014 Delaware Register of Regulations, requiring written materials and suggestions from the public concerning the proposed regulations to be produced July 30, 2014 at which time the Department would receive information, factual evidence and public comment to the said proposed changes to the regulations.
45 CFR §98.20, A child’s eligibility for child care services
45 CFR §98.44, Priority for child care services
DSSM 11004.3.1, Service Priorities Prioritizing Service Needs, is amended and updated to clarify priority for subsidized child care services to include teen parents enrolled in or attending middle school or high school and parent/caretakers enrolled in and participating in a General Education Diploma (GED) program.
Agency Response: DSS will add the acronym "FSP" which was unintentionally omitted. This has been corrected to state: "Individuals receiving Food Supplement Program (FSP) who are mandatory E&T participants (Category 21);"
Agency Response: DSS will revise the final regulation to reference GED and similar secondary credential approved by the Delaware Department of Education. The final regulation will read as follows. "4. Teen parents who are enrolled in, or attending middle school or high school; or a program to acquire a General Education Diploma (GED) or similar secondary credential approved by the Delaware Department of Education;"
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the proposed regulation to amend the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding the Child Care Subsidy Program, specifically, Prioritizing Service Needs, is adopted and shall be final effective September 10, 2014.
11004.3.1 Service Priorities Prioritizing Service Needs
Parents/Caretakers [on the list in the circumstance] below will continue to receive Child Care Assistance as long as they meet all eligibility requirements.
3. Individuals receiving Food [Benefits (FB) Supplement Program (FSP)] who are mandatory E&T participants (Category 21);
4. Teen parents who are [enrolled in or] attending middle school or high school; [or a program to acquire a General Education Diploma (GED) or similar secondary credential approved by the Delaware Department of Education;]
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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