LB485, passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2021, changed the income eligibility requirement for child care subsidy from 130% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to 185% FPL and changed transitional child care from 185% FPL to 200% FPL, allowing more families the opportunity to enroll in the child care subsidy program. The legislation also requires the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) to collaborate with a nonprofit to study the impact of the changes. First Five Nebraska and partners are conducting this impact study.
We will be talking to parents and guardians, child care providers and community members about the impact of changes to the child care subsidy. This form is for community members who are interested in participating in discussions to help us understand the impact of subsidy changes in their local community. We are particularly interested in learning about the impacts on the local economy, such as workforce and community child care access.
If interest in these conversations exceeds our ability to have in-depth conversations in the allotted time, we will select participants at random.
To participate, you must be at least 19 years old and be willing to provide us with contact information for scheduling. All information shared in this sign-up will remain confidential.