Working to transform the child welfare system.

SB 5820 expands the definition of eligible child for the  Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (E-CAP) to a child who is homeless.  Homeless is defined as, “without a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence as set forth in the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act….”

The bill also ensures that a child who is homeless is designated as part of a vulnerable population pursuant to federal codes (as of Jan. 1, 2019), allowing eligibility and 12 month authorization for Working Connections Child Care subsidies.

*Companion to HB 1574*


Updated on 4.12.19:

1st substitute:

2nd substitute:

House Committee Amendments (updated 4.12.19):


The amended bill:

Allows for the DCYF to designate children of minor parents as a vulnerable population pursuant to federal CCDF rules if necessary.