Kentucky Child Care Assistance Threshold Raised

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's Child Care Assistance Program has been reopened for new applicants after a budget shortfall closed it 16 months ago.

The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services says its Department for Community Based Services reopened the program last week. The cabinet lowered the income eligibility for recipients from 150 percent to 100 percent of the federal poverty level.

Gov. Steve Beshear directed a funding increase for the program in June, restoring the program to recipients whose income is 140 percent of the federal poverty level. That threshold will increase to 150 percent next July 1.

You can apply online, or applications can also be made in person.

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