The Golden Triangle Planning
and Development District serves as the Child Care Management
Agency for the seven county region. Eligible recipients are
assisted in obtaining quality child care services that will
allow them to secure and maintain gainful employment.
The staff members who
work with Child Care are Evelyn
Dickerson, Annette Ivy, Angie Pickens, and Delora Robertson.
Transitional Child Care (TCC)
TCC is designed to assist
clients - who have lost TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families) benefits due to increased earnings - with child
Child Care Development Funds (CCDF)
The purpose of the CCDF
is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality
of child care services for low-income families who are working
or attending an approved educational or training program.
These services also include assistance to qualifying individuals
under the Foster Care and the Protective Services programs.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Child care assistance
may be received for parents who meet minimum eligibility
requirements for the TANF block grant program. The client's
county Department of Human Services office determines eligibility
for the TANF recipient. A referral is then forwarded to the
TANF Case Management office where the need for client support
services is determined.
TANF block grant was established by the Personal Responsibility
Reconciliation Act of 1996. Effective July 1, 1997, TANF
replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) programs. This
action eliminated the entitlement to assistance commonly
referred to as "welfare". TANF places limits on
the amount of time an individual can receive cash benefit
payments and requires that recipients work for the benefits.