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Individualized County Child Care Subsidy Plan


The Counties of San Francisco and San Mateo may develop and implement individualized county child care subsidy plans. The plans shall ensure that child care subsidies received by the city and county are used to address local needs, conditions, and priorities of working families in the community, per California Education Code (EC) sections 8335 and 8347.

EC Section 8236.1 sets the income eligibility and exit threshold at 70% of SMI. EC sections 8335.5 and 8347.3 allow the CDE to authorize income eligibility and exit thresholds for the pilots and approve modifications to the county pilot plans.

Effective January 1, 2016, the income eligibility exit threshold will be changed from 80 percent to 85 percent of the state median income (SMI) for the participants of these pilots (San Francisco and San Mateo Counties). Please note that the income eligibility threshold has not changed.

Child care and development contractors must use the Income Ranking Table and Family Fee Schedule when enrolling income eligible children pursuant to EC Section 8263(b) (2) and disenrolling eligible children pursuant to EC Section 8263.2(b).

The Income Ranking Table and Family Fee Schedule has been updated to reflect the new income eligibility ceilings. The table displays family sizes across the top, the income ceilings for each rank up to 85 percent of SMI, and the ranks in the left hand column. All families within a rank have the same priority.

Income Ranking Table (XLS)

Family Fee Schedule (XLS)

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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