How Illinois Is Trying To Rebuild Trust In Child Care Aid Program – NPR Bloomington
Child care experts across Illinois call these good first steps—in contrast to how neglected CCAP became in recent years. In July 2015, former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration significantly lowered the maximum income a family could make to qualify for CCAP. It only lasted a few months, but the program lost over 30,000 families as a result, said Maria Whelan, president and CEO for the Chicago-based Illinois Action for Children.
“Even though most of those eligibility restrictions were rescinded, the program did not really bounce back,” Whelan said.
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