Base Rate Increases:
For early learning providers who are being asked to provide high-quality, outcome-driven instruction, higher pay will give them the needed investment to continue their critical work.
- All providers authorized to accept subsidy payments will see increases to their base rates.
- For licensed centers and Family, Friends, and Neighbors the rate will increase a flat 2%.
- Base rates for Licensed Family Homes will increase by an average of 8%, based on geographic region and child age group.
- Providers with authorization rates less than the state maximum will not be affected by this change.
- These increases will be effective for care provided in July of this year.
- See the subsidy base rates divided by region here: Subsidy Map.
This will give providers a better sense of the number of children they’ll be serving over a longer, and more consistent period of time, and means a more predictable source of income.
- Families who qualify for WCCC or SCC will automatically receive 12-months of eligibility.
- Families will not be terminated during the 12-month eligibility period for loss of approved activities or for increases in income that don’t exceed federal limits.
- Families will only be terminated during the 12 month certification period under limited circumstances including the following:
- Family income exceeds federal limit of 85% State Median Income (around 300% FPL)
- Parent requests termination of benefits
- Consumer does not pay copay and provider expects payment
- Total number of eligible children in the household reaches zero
- Families will be required to report only changes in provider and changes in circumstances described above.