The Child Care Fund distributes benefits based on members’ benefit history and seniority:
- Members acquire benefit history with the CCF once they use a CCF program.
- Members are grouped according to the year in which they last received a benefit and according to their seniority.
- Members with no benefit history (usually members who are applying for the first time) are given priority over those with benefit history.
- Members with the most recent benefit history will be considered after everyone else.
The benefit distribution process begins with members with no benefit history and continues through to members with benefit history until the budgeted monies are spent. At the end of the benefit distribution process, the Child Care Funds will notify members of the results in writing. Program Status Letters will be mailed to all members who receive a benefit. The Program Status Letter will describe in detail the next steps required to claim the benefit received.