2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 45 - Towns and cities
CHAPTER 45-49 - School Age Child Care
§ 45-49-3 - School age child care grant program.

SECTION 45-49-3

   § 45-49-3  School age child care grant program. – (a) The department of human services shall provide grants to assist in the planning, establishment, operation, or expansion of school age child care programs; and the state controller is authorized and directed to draw his or her orders upon the general treasurer for the payment of sums or portions thereof as may be required from time to time upon the receipt by him or her of properly authenticated vouchers.

   (b) Grants under this section may be made to school committees, regional school districts, any appropriate office, board, or agency of municipal government, and public or private nonprofit agencies.

   (c) The maximum total of a grant under this section to any grantee is thirty thousand dollars ($30,000).

   (d) In order to obtain a grant, the applicant must:

   (1) Demonstrate the municipality's need for a school age child care program;

   (2) Demonstrate that at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the cost of the proposed program will be contributed, either in cash or in kind, by public or private resources within the municipality; and

   (3) Demonstrate that the municipality has established, by appropriate legislative or executive action, a school age child care advisory development committee, which shall assist in the planning and development of the proposed program and which shall include parents, child care providers, representatives of the school system, and representatives of municipal government.

   (e) The department of human services shall adopt rules and regulations that are necessary and appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section. Until a time that the department of human services adopts rules and regulations, the rules and regulations promulgated by the department of children, youth and families prior to July 1, 1990, during its administration of this chapter shall continue in full force and effect, and the rules and regulations shall be administered by the department of human services until revoked, amended, or republished by the department of human services in accordance with chapter 35 of title 42.

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