Q: I have a parenting foster youth who needs help with child care. I’m hoping to connect her to the new Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children. She lives outside of her county of origin/jurisdiction. My question is, which county does she go through to access the Bridge Program, and how do we find out whether that county has opted into the program?
A: To receive assistance from the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program, her county of origin/jurisdiction would have to be participating. This is the county she would access the funding/services through.
According to the recently released County Fiscal Letter 17-18/50, all counties have opted into the program with the exception of the following:
- DEL NORTE
- SANTA BARBARA
In the CFL, if the county has funding allocated to it, it has opted into the program.
Citation: California Department of Social Services County Fiscal Letter 17/18-50 (January 23, 2018)