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.
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.
appropriate CP & P staff shall assist the applicant and the CCR & R in
completing the application process after the referral is made.
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:
child care centers;
family child care homes;
Summer day camps; and
iv. CP &
P in-home care.
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
The out-of-home placement provider for a
child placed with the provider and receiving child care services through CP
& P, as defined in
, 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.
N.J. Admin. Code §
Amended by R.2005 d.77,
See: 36 N.J.R. 4882(a), 37 N.J.R. 630(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.