Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

Diversion Child Care




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A Diversion payment is a one-time lump sum payment of $1,200.  The following policies will govern the Diversion payment.


·        To be eligible for a diversion payment, customers must meet all Families First criteria.


·        Acceptance of the payment will prohibit the family from receiving Families First for one year.


·        A Diversion payment month will not be a countable month in the lifetime 60-month count.


·        Only clients who meet “certain criteria” will qualify for the program.


·        Diversion Child Care will be made for three months only and HH’s who receive Diversion Payment Child Care cases are not eligible to receive TCC at the conclusion of the three month child care period.


·        During the one year on ineligibility period, clients who require emergency assistance may qualify for Families First if they meet certain criteria.



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