November 3, 2021
Dear Child Care Providers,
The Department of Human Services (DHS) would like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing child care to the children of Iowa while their parents work and/or go to school.
We are writing to let you know that as a result of the Governor’s Task Force report, starting November 1, 2021 the Department of Human Services (DHS) will be using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars to increase the number of monthly absence days for the Child Care Assistance (CCA) program from 4 to 6. We have heard from many of you and recognize that a change to allow more absence days has been extremely helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic and we are pleased that we will be able to provide these financial supports through the end of September 2023.
Once again, thank you for your efforts in providing child care to the children of Iowa. If you have any questions, please contact your local DHS or PROMISE JOBS worker.
Child Care Bureau Chief
Division of Adult, Children & Family Services
Iowa Department of Human Services
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