KANSAS DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN
DCF Administration Building
555 S. Kansas Ave., 6th Floor
Topeka, KS 66603
Economic and Employment Services Program Administrators
Economic and Employment Services Staff
Prevention and Protection Services Administrators
Summary of Changes for Kansas Economic and Employment Services Manual (KEESM) Revision No. 90 effective Nov. 01, 2018
OVERVIEW OF CHANGES
A brief overview of the major changes is described below. Other clarifications and technical corrections are also included and described in the next section. Additional technical corrections not mentioned here are being incorporated in KEESM as needed.
Child Care –Effective Nov. 1, 2018, a benefit rate adjustment is being made based on the most recent Kansas Child Care Market Analysis. In addition, the annual maximum enrollment fee payable for a child is increasing and the annual family maximum is being eliminated.
DESCRIPTION, PURPOSE, AND DETAILS OF POLICY CHANGE
- Child Care
- The Child Care Plan - KEESM section 7600 is being modified to reflect that DCF can provide up to $50 per child, per case, within a rolling 12-month time period towards an enrollment fee. There is no maximum ceiling per family.
FORMS (Explanation provided if not mentioned previously in this summary.)
APPENDIX (Explanation provided if not mentioned previously in this summary.)
C-18, Maximum Hourly Child Care Provider Rate Schedule has been updated with the new county groupings and rates effective November 1, 2018.
MISCELLANEOUS FORMS (Explanation provided if not mentioned previously in this summary.)
All changes are effective November 1, 2018.
EFFECT ON LOCAL STAFF (No significant effect if not explained below.)
No significant effect.
MATERIALS OBSOLETED BY THIS REVISION
This change was coordinated with staff in Economic and Employment Services (EES), Executive leadership, and the EES Program Administrators.
Sandra Kimmons, EES Director
Economic and Employment Services