County-by-County Policy Changes

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many Colorado counties have made temporary adjustments to their policies for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP). Fifty-three counties temporarily increased the number of absences allowed per month, 18 of which allowing absences for the full month. Forty-two counties also waived parent fees. As of July 1, absences are only paid to open child care providers unless a special circumstance has been identified.

Below are the current policies. Last updated August 1.

County Current Absence Policy Parent Fees Waived
Adams 11 per month Waived for all cases, April through July
Alamosa 2 per month, tier 1-2 licensed CCCAP providers
3 per month, tier 3-5 licensed CCCAP providers
Waived for all cases April through June
Arapahoe 5 per month  Waived for all cases, April through June
Archuleta 5 per month  Waived for all cases, April through June
Baca 3 per month
*No change from pre-COVID policy
Bent 5 per month  Waived for all cases, April through June
Boulder 10 per month Waived for all cases, April through June
Broomfield 20 per month  Waived for all cases, April through June
Chaffee 14 per month
Cheyenne 3 per month
*No change from pre-COVID policy
Clear Creek 5 per month Waived for all cases, April & May
Conejos 2 per month, tier 1 providers
3 per month, tier 2 providers
4 per month, tier 3 providers
4 per month, tier 4 providers
5 per month, tier 5 providers
*No change from pre-COVID policy
Waived for all cases, April & May
Costilla 3 per month Waived for all cases, April through August
Crowley 16 per month
Custer 5 per month
Delta 3 per month
Denver 10 per month Waived for all cases, May & June
Dolores 14 per month
Douglas 5 per month Waived for all cases, April & May
Eagle 31 per month Waived for all cases, April through August
El Paso 5 per month  Waived for all cases, April through June
Elbert 5 per month Waived for all cases, April & May
Fremont 5 per month Waived on a case-by-case basis
Garfield 5 per month  Waived for all cases, April through June
Gilpin 0 per month, tier 1 providers
0 per month, tier 2 providers
3 per month, tier 3 providers
4 per month, tier 4 providers
4 per month, tier 5 providers
*No change from pre-COVID policy
Grand 5 per month
Gunnison 5 per month Waived for all cases, April through June
Hinsdale 5 per month Waived for all cases, April through June
Huerfano 2 per month  Waived for all cases, May & June
Jackson 5 per month
Jefferson 14 per month Waived for all cases, May through July
Kiowa 3 per month
*No change from pre-COVID policy
Kit Carson 3 per month
*No change from pre-COVID policy
La Plata 3 per month Will reduce or waive parent fees on a case-by-case basis
Lake 5 per month
*No change from pre-COVID policy
Larimer 30 per month Waived for all cases, April through July
Las Animas 4 per month Waived for all cases, April through June
Lincoln 1 per month, tier 1 & 2 providers
2 per month, tier 3 – 5 providers
 Waived for all cases, April through June
Logan 7 per month  Waived for all cases, April through June
Mesa 2 per month, tier 1-2 providers
3 per month, tier 3-4 providers
Mineral 3 per month Waived for all cases, April through June
Moffat 3 per month Waived for all cases, April through July
Montezuma 5 per month
Montrose 1 per month, tier 1 providers
2 per month, tier 2 providers
3 per month, tier 3 providers
4 per month, tier 4 providers
5 per month, tier 5 providers
Morgan 5 per month  Waived for all cases, April through June
Otero 5 per month  Waived for all cases, April through June
Ouray 15 per month
Park 31 per month
Phillips 10 per month
Pitkin 3 per month  Waived for all cases, April through July
Prowers 8 per month  Waived for all cases, April through June
Pueblo 5 per month  Waived for all cases, April & May
Rio Blanco 22 per month  Waived for all cases, April through July
Rio Grande 3 per month Waived for all cases, April through June
Routt 3 per month Waived for all cases, April through June
Saguache 3 per month
*No change from pre-COVID policy
San Juan 3 per month
*No change from pre-COVID policy
San Miguel 15 per month
Sedgwick 0 per month, tier 1 providers
2 per month, tier 2 – 5 providers
Waiving parent fees effective April 1 for impacted families until the county determines it is no longer needed
Summit 5 per month Waived for all cases, April through June
Teller 3 per month Waived for all cases, April through June
Washington 5 per month Waived for all cases, April through June
Weld 5 per month  Waived for all cases, April through June
Yuma 0 per month, tier 1 providers
4 per month, tier 2 providers
5 per month, tier 3 providers
5 per month, tier 4 providers
5 per month, tier 5 providers
Waived for all cases, May

 

(Source: Colorado Department of Human Services)