5. List with description of all entities that may be affected by the rule
Child care administrative agencies and families who receive a child care subsidy under s. 49.155, Stats.
6. Summary and preliminary comparison with any existing or proposed federal regulation that is intended to address the activities to be regulated by the rule:
The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is the primary federal funding source for programs that assist low-income families pay for child care while they are working or participating in education and training. The CCDF is authorized by the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act and Section 418 of the Social Security Act. It was reauthorized by the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 for the first time since 1996 and is now authorized through 2020.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 makes many substantive program changes, including a requirement that a state’s plan for its child care subsidy program allow each child who receives assistance to be considered to meet all eligibility requirements and to receive assistance, for not less than 12 months before the state or designated local entity redetermines the eligibility of the child, regardless of a temporary change in the ongoing status of the child’s parent as working or attending a job training or educational program or a change in family income for the child’s family, if that family income does not exceed 85 percent of the state median income for a family of the same size. 42 USC 9858c (c)(2)(N)(i); Section 658E (c)(2)(N)(i) of the Child Care Development Block Grant Act
7. Anticipated economic impact of implementing the rule (note if the rule is likely to have a significant economic impact on small businesses):
None or minimal
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