Effective November 1, 2017 the Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program will activate the ERDC reservation list.
This is in order to maintain the ERDC budget. The reservation list is being activated to achieve the required caseload average by attrition.
No one currently receiving ERDC will lose eligibility for the program.
There are exemptions to the reservation list. DHS will continue to accept and process ERDC applications while the reservation list is in place. All applications dated November 1, 2017 or later will be reviewed for the following exemptions:
- Recent ERDC recipient: parents or caretakers who have recently received ERDC, but had a gap in service of less than 2 months,
- Contracted Child Care: families who are eligible for a current opening for a contracted child care slot at a Head Start or Early Head Start Child Care Partnership,
- Child Welfare Referral: families referred by Child Welfare who require child care assistance to aid in family stabilization, and
- Recent TANF recipient: families who have received TANF benefits in Oregon in the current or last three months. This includes Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Refugee Program (REF), State Family Pre-SSI/SSDI (SFPSS), and, Temporary Assistance to Domestic Violence Survivors (TA-DVS).