Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

Diversion Child Care

Revised:

8.2

CRITERIA THAT QUALIFIES A CLIENT FOR THE DIVERSION CHILD CARE PROGRAM

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To qualify for a Diversion Payment and the three months of child care, a client must:

 

        Meet Families First eligibility criteria;

 

        Have an identifiable one-time financial need as determined by the Families First client representative;

 

        Be a resident of Tennessee for six months;

 

        Have not received cash assistance in any state in the last two years;

 

        Have no major barriers to employment like drug and alcohol problems;

 

        Have a GED or high school diploma; and

 

        Have a recent work history as determined by the Families First client representative.

 

 

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