The purpose of the program is to assist families with child care expenses to allow the parents to work or to attend school or training programs. Child care services provide direct payment to eligible child care providers. The Program is designed for low to medium income families, who are working or attending a job training or education program leading to employment, if the child is a member of the Mechoopda Tribe or are verifiably Native American and living in the service area.
The service areas for the Mechoopda Indian Tribe are: Counties of Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Sacramento, Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa and Yuba, in which an enrolled child of the Mechoopda Indian Tribe resides, and Zip codes: 95926, 95928, and 95973, for American Indian/Alaska Native children not being served by their specific Tribe and have not been counted on that Tribe’s child care count declaration.
The Mechoopda Indian Tribe’s Child Care Payment Program (CCPP) provides subsidy payments for childcare services for Native American children 1 week thru 12 years of age, and Native American children with special needs age 13 and above but below age 17.
Native American children must be an enrolled member of the Mechoopda Indian Tribe, or any American Indian/Alaska Native child enrolled in or who is descended from a federally recognized Indian Tribe, who cannot be served by their specific tribe and have not been counted on their Tribe’s child care count declaration. Proof of tribal membership or lineage is required for all participants. The Indian Child must reside within the Tribe’s service area.
All eligible children must reside within a household whose income does not exceed 85% of the Grantee Median Income (GMI) for a household of the same size.
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"Funding for this program is provided by thru a grant from the Office of Child Care, an office of the Administration for Children and Families, which is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services."