Streamlining Child Care Subsidies:
Better for Families and State Agencies
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is sponsoring this national audio conference to explore exciting developments in child care as part of the WSS initiative. Idaho, for instance, now offers a "self -reliance specialist" to determine eligibility for child care and other safety net programs. A single application form is used for SNAP, Medicaid, child care, and other benefits. The audio call will also examine issues such as how a conservative state embraced safety net programs; the effectiveness of particular streamlining strategies; and what lessons from WSS can be applied to child care and other programs in the other 44 states. For a sneak preview on WSS and child care, check out this just-released report from the Urban Institute and Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).