A message from the California Department of Social Services:
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Care and Development Division (CCDD) has recently posted the following document on its Internet website: CCB 22-27: Policy Updates and Amendments to Provisions in Section 11461.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) for the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children.
The purpose of this CCB is to notify counties and Child Care and Development Contractors of the implementation of the provisions of Senate Bill 187 (Chapter 50, Statutes of 2022) pertaining to the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children, as well as a new requirement for a process for timely payments of Bridge Program vouchers.
If you have any questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact the ChildCareBridge@dss.ca.gov. Bridge Program fiscal questions can be directed to ChildDevelopmentFiscal@dss.ca.gov.
Lupe Jaime-Mileham, EdD, Deputy Director
Child Care and Development Division
California Department of Social Services