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The CA Department of Education’s Early Education and Support Division released the new State Median Income guidelines that went into effect July 1, 2017.  Families can earn more and keep their affordable child care!  And for some families they will now qualify because the guidelines reflect the economic reality of today’s working families.

Family Size 70% of SMI 85% of SMI
1–2 $4,030 $4,894
3 $4,340 $5,270
4 $4,877 $5,922
5 $5,656 $6,870
6 $6,438 $7,817
7 $6,584 $7,995
8 $6,730 $8,172
9 $6,877 $8,350
10 $7,023 $8,528
11 $7,169 $8,705
12 $7,316 $8,883

 

Please see the following links from the Department of Education that provide more detail:

Subject: State Median Income (Initial Certification)

The MB 17-08 notifies contractors of the revised income ceiling to be used to determine income eligibility for families at initial certification for subsidized child development services.

Subject: Graduated Phase-Out (Recertification)

The MB 17-09 notifies contractors of the new ongoing income ceilings to be used to determine ongoing income eligibility for families at recertification for subsidized child development services.

Subject: Updated Income Rankings

The MB 17-10 notifies contractors of the updated income ranking table, corresponding with the State Median Income ceilings described in MB 17-08 State Median Income (Initial Certification). This income ranking table is to be used when determining order of enrollment and disenrollment of children receiving subsidized child care services.