Louisiana Dept. of Education awarded grant for childcare assistance program and more

Child Care Assistance Program

 

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) WAITLIST is awarded $27 million to serve 5,719 children in the state of Louisiana currently awaiting CCAP funding. This funding is for low income families to afford high quality child care in their local neighborhoods. Currently in Natchitoches over 60 children have been awaiting funding since June of 2017. ALL of these families qualify for assistance however has yet to receive any funding.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 passed by Congress included additional discretionary funding for the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) grant for all states. This means that Louisiana will receive a one-time allotment of an additional $39 million in CCDF funds. At least $27 million of these funds will help serve those children on the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) waiting list. Louisiana must use a certain percentage of the amount on other priorities in early childhood quality and education.

The Louisiana Department of Education would like your input on prioritizing the use of these funds.

Please complete this survey => https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXPWD27 to provide recommendations to the Department. In addition, we encourage you to send this survey on to other stakeholders who may be interested in providing input. The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and will be very appreciated.

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:45 PM.

For additional information about ALL Early Childhood Programs in Natchitoches, and/or apply for admission to one of the programs please visit http://www.teachingtomorrownow.com

If you have any additional questions concerning the CCAP waitlist or how to apply for CCAP please contact your local Early Childhood Coordinator, Amy Metoyer with the City of Natchitoches, Early Childhood Education & Development at 318-238-7505 or email her at ametoyer@natchitochesla.gov.