kinship care http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Child Care Cut Critics to Push General Assembly to Expand Eligibility in 2014 http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-child-care-cut-critics-push-general-assembly-expand-eligibility-2014 <p>Critics of the state’s cuts to two programs benefiting thousands of Kentucky children are turning their focus to next year’s General Assembly session.</p><p>Earlier this year, the state Department for Community Based Services implemented <a href="/post/drastic-cuts-kentucky-child-care-assistance-leave-low-income-families-few-options">drastic cuts to the Kinship Care and Child Care Assistance programs because of a budget shortfall. </a>The programs give financial assistance to low-income working families to help cover child care costs.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 6878 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Child Care Cut Critics to Push General Assembly to Expand Eligibility in 2014 Children's Advocates to Rally for Restoration of Kentucky Child Care, Kinship Program Funds http://wfpl.org/post/childrens-advocates-rally-restoration-kentucky-child-care-kinship-program-funds <p>People who are losing eligibility for a pair of Kentucky programs for families will be the featured speakers as children's advocates rally Monday in Frankfort against state budget cuts.</p><p>They'll be asking state leaders to restore funding to the kinship care program and the Child Care Assistance Program, which were drastically cut this year because of an <a href="/post/drastic-cuts-kentucky-child-care-assistance-leave-low-income-families-few-options">$86.6-million shortfall in the state Department for Community Based Services.</a></p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:17:09 +0000 Joseph Lord 6496 at http://wfpl.org Children's Advocates to Rally for Restoration of Kentucky Child Care, Kinship Program Funds