N.J. Admin. Code § 10:15-5.4 - Eligibility for Child Protective Services (CPS) funds

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) A child is eligible for Child Protective Services (CPS) child care services if the child is under the CP & P CPS supervision, including children in out of home placements supervised by the CP & P.
(b) Any parent and his or her child(ren), a legal guardian and his or her children, or the foster parent of a protective services child(ren) under the supervision of the CP & P shall be given the opportunity to apply without delay for child care services.
(c) CPS child care services shall be accessed in the following manner:
1. Eligible families shall access CPS child care services only through a referral from the CP & P Area Office or ARC.
2. The appropriate CP & P staff shall assist the applicant and the CCR & R in completing the application process after the referral is made.
3. In all cases, CPS funds shall only be used to provide voucher subsidy assistance for services provided in the following types of child care arrangements:
i. Licensed child care centers;
ii. Registered family child care homes;
iii. Summer day camps; and
iv. CP & P in-home care.
(d) In addition to the eligibility criteria set forth in (a) and (b) above, families shall also satisfy additional requirements for receipt of child care services as set forth in N.J.A.C. 10:15-1.3.
(e) The out-of-home placement provider for a child placed with the provider and receiving child care services through CP & P, as defined in N.J.A.C. 10:15-1.2, shall be exempt from the co-payment requirement. The co-payment shall be assessed for children in their own homes under the CP & P supervision, but may be waived or reduced on a case-by-case basis by the CP & P Area Office or ARC.
(f) Separate applications shall be completed for the CP & P foster child(ren) and for the birth child(ren) residing in the same home, when subsidized child care is needed for both.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 10:15-5.4
Amended by R.2005 d.77, effective 2/22/2005.
See: 36 N.J.R. 4882(a), 37 N.J.R. 630(c).
In (c), substituted "child" for "day" following "Registered family" in 3ii.
Amended by R.2009 d.18, effective 1/5/2009.
See: 40 N.J.R. 2637(b), 41 N.J.R. 226(b).
In (c)1 and (e), substituted "Area Office" for "DO"; in (c)2, substituted "CCR & R" for "UCCA"; and in (e), substituted "out-of-home" for "out of home" and "case-by-case" for "case by case".
Notice of readoption with technical changes.
See: 48 N.J.R. 2807(a).

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